Libre: G7 Summit 2021

As of Thursday, June 17, 2021, the World Health Organization recorded 176,693,988 confirmedCovid-19 virus cases with 3,830,304 deaths. In the data tallied by Johns Hopkins University, it was revealed that more people died of the virus in 2021 than in 2020. Of the total deaths, 1.88 million were counted as of Dec. 31, 2020 with […]

Editorial: Why a Day 1 swab is wrong

We continue to point out true science amid a political tussle at the risk of sounding like a voice in the wilderness. We have said a couple of times, since the clash in national and local protocols for inbound Filipinos in our international ports caught the limelight, that the basic but most crucial difference lies […]

Espinoza: Who to follow?

Tug-of-war is a popular parlor game in a big family or group in an outdoor setting. Two groups hold one end of the rope and the mighty and more powerful group who can pull the group to their side wins. The situation now between the Provine of Cebu and the IATF is like a tug-of-war […]

Over 100 stores fail to get safety seal

OVER A hundred applications for safety seals assessed by the Trade department have been denied due to non-compliance with health protocols, its top official said.  Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said the agency assesses retail, hardware, and repair shops, while other departments cover sectors like tourism and government.  The safety seal certification program provides establishments stickers […]

Northgate Public Services to improve patient experience and outcomes with acquisition of Vantage Health

Tokyo and London, Jun 11, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced that Northgate Public Services (NPS), a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC, has acquired Vantage Health, which provides `Rego’, an advanced digital solution to help healthcare providers reduce patient waiting times and cope with increased demand. Rego reviews all […]

Dingdang Health raises US$220 million in new financing round

BEIJING, Jun 8, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – China’s leading integrated online healthcare platform Dingdang Health announced today that it has raised US$220 million in its latest financing round. This round was led by TPG Capital Asia and co-led by OrbiMed and Redview Capital. Other investors included, Valliance, Travis Global Limited (which is […]

6 restobars remain open pending outcome of protocol violation probe

THE six restobars in Cebu City that allegedly violated safety and health protocols of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases will not be placed under preventive suspension. Jared Limquiaco, head of the Business Permit and Licensing Office, said the six establishments will remain open pending the outcome of the investigation, […]

Carvajal: Out of touch

IATF is stepping back but one big reason for sledgehammer-like health protocols is that these come from officials who are awfully out of touch with the harsh realities of ordinary people’s lives. From where they issue such financially harsh orders, they don’t feel the insecurities and anxieties of those who must survive both Covid-19 and […]

Eisai and ITO EN Enter Into Business Alliance Aiming to Support People Living with Dementia and to Prevent Dementia

TOKYO, May 31, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Eisai Co., Ltd. and ITO EN, LTD. announced today that both parties have entered into a business alliance agreement concerning the initiatives for supporting people living with and preventing dementia with the aim of realizing a healthy and long-lived society. Through this alliance, Eisai and […]

Wenceslao: The best vaccine

The tendency of some Filipinos to choose the vaccine they want the government to inoculate them reminds me of my own attitude during raffles. When the party host begins announcing the winners of the minor prizes, I always wish that my number won’t be called because it forfeits my chance of winning the major prize. […]

Editorial: Prioritizing women’s recovery

PUSHING for women’s welfare creates waves of consequences benefiting families and communities. May 28, which marks the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, reiterates this 30-year-old message: sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are inseparable from the human rights of women, who face marginalization and violence, especially during the pandemic of the coronavirus […]

House plenary passes e-cigarette bill amid claims of weaker health safeguards, youth protections

THE HOUSE of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that proposes to regulate e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, in the face of opposition from some legislators over the deletion of health safeguards. Voting 192 to 34 with four abstentions, legislators approved House Bill 9007, or the proposed Non- Combustible Nicotine Delivery Systems […]