Junshi Biosciences Announces Acceptance by NMPA of Supplemental New Drug Application for Toripalimab Plus Chemotherapy as First-Line Treatment for Advanced or Metastatic Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

SHANGHAI, China, July 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Junshi Biosciences (HKEX: 1877; SSE: 688180), a leading innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies, announced today that the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) of China has accepted its supplemental New

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Ilocos Norte tightens travel protocols

The province of Ilocos Norte has tightened travel protocols to all entering cargo vehicles and Authorized Person Outside Residence (APOR) to further contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Based on the updated general guidelines issued by Governor Matthew Joseph Manotoc on Friday, …

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Faustino is next AFP chief

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s appointment of Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino, Jr. as its next chief.

“The AFP welcomes the decision of the President to appoint Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino as the next Chief of Staff of …

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20.7M Filipinos done with PhilID registration

More than 20 million Filipinos are now done with the Step 2 registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).

A total of 20,724,895 individuals had their biometric information captured, as of July 23, at registration centers nationwide.

Philippine Statistic Authority (PSA) Undersecretary Dennis Mapa said …

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Bayanihan 3 a must under ECQ: Speaker

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Friday called on the Senate to immediately pass the proposed Bayanihan to Arise As One Act (Bayanihan 3) as the government is set to reimpose stricter quarantine measures in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Velasco made the call after President …

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Palace ensures unhampered vaccination in ECQ zones

The inoculation of Filipinos against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) will remain unhampered in areas placed under the most stringent enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Malacañang said on Friday.

In a press statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the government’s mass immunization drive must continue despite …

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SEC launches new office for fintech innovation

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is paving the way for more innovations in the fintech industry to further promote financial inclusion and protect investors and other financial consumers.

The Commission formally launched Friday the PhiliFintech Innovation Office (PIO), under its Corporate Governance and Finance …

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Biz groups express support for 2-week ECQ in NCR

Despite being vocal against another strict lockdown, businesses have expressed their support for the government’s decision to place the National Capital Region (NCR) under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

“Business is against lockdown because it is disruptive and harmful to the economy. But if DOH (Department …

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Pampanga guv asks LGUs to fast-track vax drive

Governor Dennis Pineda on Friday asked city and municipal mayors in this province to fast-track the vaccination activities in their respective localities as part of the measure to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) including its variants.

Pineda said fast mobilization of vaccines and inoculation …

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Pampanga heightens guard amid Delta threat

Governor Dennis Pineda on Friday imposed more restrictions to prevent the spread of the more transmissible Delta variant of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the province.

Pineda, in a public address live-streamed on social media, said Pampanga has recorded four cases of Delta variant which …

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Coops’ assets reach P573-B despite pandemic

Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Joseph Encabo said total assets of active cooperatives in the country continue to grow despite the challenges brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

During the CDA Koops eForum Friday, Encabo said consolidated assets of active cooperatives reached PHP572.5 …

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