Eisai: MHLW Grants Orphan Drug Designation in Japan to Novel FGF Receptor Selective Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor E7090

TOKYO, Feb 22, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has received orphan drug designation for a prospective indication for unresectable biliary tract cancer with FGFR2 gene fusion by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan (MHLW) for its in-house discovered fibroblast growth factor (FGF) receptor (FGFR1, FGFR2, FGFR3) […]

Eisai Receives Corporate Philanthropy Award for Its Efforts to Realize Human Health Care (hhc) Philosophy

TOKYO, Feb 22, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has received the 18th Corporate Philanthropy Award (FY 2020) of the Japan Philanthropic Association. The presentation ceremony was held on February 19, 2021 (Friday) at the GakushiKaikan (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo). Award ceremony (left: Ms. Yoko Takahashi, director, the Japan Philanthropic Association, […]

Blockpass and Vortex DeFi Enter Strategic Partnership

HONG KONG, Feb 22, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Blockpass is excited to announce Vortex DeFi, the one-stop simplified DeFi Asset management web-based application, as its latest partner. This new strategic partnership will see Blockpass’ unique KYC solution used to secure Vortexdefi’s platform and upcoming Initial Dex Offering. The two companies will work together to […]

Citigroup considering divesting some Asia-Pacific consumer units

CITIGROUP, INC. is weighing divesting certain retail banking units in the Asia-Pacific Region, including those in South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines and Australia. — REUTERS CITIGROUP, INC. is studying options for slimming down the firm’s sprawling international consumer operations as part of incoming Chief Executive Officer Jane Fraser’s efforts to simplify the bank. The company […]

Fintech skills now in high demand, PayMaya says

THE transformational impact of the coronavirus pandemic on how Filipinos access financial products and services has increased demand for financial technology (fintech) skills, digital payments firm PayMaya Philippines, Inc. said. “We actually compete for talent with global companies, not just with those based in the Philippines,” PayMaya Philippines President Shailesh Baidwa told BusinessWorld in a […]

Suzuki PHL deploys 3 Super Carry units to Marikina City

TO HELP with the Marikina City government’s demands for mobility, Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPH), lent out three Super Carry units. The vehicles were turned over last Feb. 6 at the Legislative Building. The event was headed by Marikina City Councilor Loreto “Coach Elvis” Tolentino, Jr., Suzuki ANC Group General Manager Francis Tayo, and Suzuki Auto […]

SEC plans to go digital on report submissions

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has developed an online submission tool (OST) that will allow corporations and partnerships to digitally and remotely file annual reports to limit in-person transactions amid the health crisis. The OST, which the agency is seeking the public to comment, is proposed to be used beginning this year’s filing season. […]

Shell to provide engine oils, lubes to Foton PHL

FOTON MOTOR Philippines, Inc. (FMPI) has partnered with Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. (Pilipinas Shell) to maximize the utility of the former’s commercial vehicles through the use of Shell’s world-class petroleum products. The partnership, whose inking was held at the FMPI Assembly Plant in Clark, Pampanga, involves Pilipinas Shell providing FMPI with a lineup of products […]

Investors weigh Jollibee earnings, Yoshinoya deal

By Lourdes O. Pilar, Researcher INVESTORS took notice of Jollibee Food Corp.’s net profit in the final three months of 2020, but remained lukewarm on its joint venture to operate and expand the local unit of Japanese beef bowl restaurant Yoshinoya. Data from the Philippine Stock Exchange showed a total of 4.69 million Jollibee shares […]

‘Mutations’ found in 3 more samples from Cebu

THE Department of Health (DOH) 7 will continue to collect samples for biosurveillance to check the entire extent of the presence of Sars-CoV-2 mutations, or “mutations of concern” (MOC), in the region. This, after the DOH central office with the University of the Philippines (UP) Philippine Genome Center (PGC) and UP National Institutes of Health, […]

Only 34 of 845 claims for reimbursement okayed by PhilHealth 7

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) 7 paid P763,266 for 34 approved Covid-19 Community Isolation Benefit Package (CCIBP) claims in Cebu. Dina Cinchez, PhilHealth 7 public relations officer, said that as of Feb. 11, 2021, PhilHealth 7 received 845 CCIBP claims in the region. A total of 800 claims were from Community Isolation Units (CIUs), […]

13 Lumad students back in Davao

THIRTEEN Lumad children from the Ata Manobo tribe who were “rescued” during a police operation on Feb. 15, 2021, boarded Cebu Pacific flight 5J-593 bound for Davao City on Sunday night, Feb. 21, 2021. Six of them were accompanied by their parents, according to Col. Robert Limbawan, head of the Regional Intelligence Division of the […]

Concreting of J.M. Ceniza St. ‘completed’

FLOODING on J.M. Ceniza St. in Sitio Superior, Barangay Looc, Mandaue City should no longer pose a problem to motorists and residents as the road has recently been concreted and a drainage system installed underneath. The City Government allocated P34,112,590 for the project, which is considered one of Mayor Jonas Cortes’ priority projects. Cortes’ executive […]

O’Leary gains control, Magno falls

FIL-BRIT Irvin Magno’s had a rude welcome in his ring return following a long hiatus after suffering a points decision loss to unbeaten Irish prospect Pierce O’Leary in MTK Global’s boxing show at the Bolton Whites Hotel in Bolton, England. The first three rounds were competitive but the 20-year-old O’Leary controlled the second half of […]

Mendoza: Mercurial Medvedev’s acid test

I SPOKE too soon. It is Daniil Medvedev of Russia and not Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece battling Novak Djokovic of Serbia today for the Australian Open men’s crown. Medvedev is in the finals via a 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 win over Tsitsipas, who shocked Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals. Sorry for the slip. As penalty, no […]