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Cancer Drugs Approved Quickly Often Fail To Measure Up Later
NPR - 2019-05-28
Cancer drugs that speed onto the market based on encouraging preliminary studies often don't show clear benefits when more careful follow-up trials are done, according to research published Tuesday. These cancer drugs are granted accelerated approval to ...

Complex PCI Favors Long-term Ticagrelor Monotherapy: GLOBAL LEADERS
Medscape - 2019-05-28
PARIS -- Long-term ticagrelor monotherapy after 1-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) may be a better option for patients undergoing complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), suggests a new post hoc analysis of the GLOBAL LEADERS trial.

Gordon: Excise tax hike may displace tobacco farmers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Richard Gordon on Tuesday raised his concern over the possible effects of increasing the excise tax on cigarettes to tobacco farmers. Citing data from the National ...

Walmart taps ex-Google, Amazon employee as new chief technology officer
Reuters - 2019-05-28
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Walmart Inc has appointed Suresh Kumar, a former employee of Alphabet Inc-owned Google and Amazon.com Inc, as its new chief technology officer as it tries to fuel an internal tech transformation and boost its e-commerce business.

Avida Land launches final phase of Cavite project
philstar.com - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Avida Land Corp., the mid-range residential development arm of property giant Ayala Land Inc., will launch its newest subdivision project in Cavite, driven by the strong reception of its previous projects in the area. In a press ...

P1 trillion infra spending needed to achieve GDP target -- Dominguez
philstar.com - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine government should heighten spending to meet its economic growth target for this year, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Monday, adding that infrastructure disbursements alone should hit P1 trillion to power ...

Coca-Cola Charity Golf Classic 2019 raises over P3 million for host community CSR projects
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-28
"The tournament is not just about fun and forging stronger ties with our partners in the business industry who have made it possible for Coca-Cola to be in the Philippines for 107 years," says ...

Determining the Premium Liabilities
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-28
In the nonlife insurance business, there are generally three types of reserves. These are: a) the unearned premium reserves (UPR); b) loss and loss adjustment (Loss Reserves); and c ...

Avida eyes P2.8B in sales from Imus subdivision
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-28
The mixed-use estate will also house two central business districts, with Vermosa Midtown for the first phase and University Town for the second phase. It will also have an Ayala mall with a gross leasable area of 65,000 sq.m scheduled to open by the ...

Recto seeks tax imposition on e-cigarettes, vapes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Tuesday that he would push for the imposition of tax on alternative products to cigarette smoking such as vapes and e ...

FDA Okays Smartphone-Controlled Wearable for Migraine Pain
Medscape - 2019-05-28
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a noninvasive neuromodulation device (Nerivio Migra, Theranica) for the relief of acute migraine pain. Nerivio Migra is a "first-in-category product," according to the company. It is worn on the upper ...

FDA expands list of countries affected by import ban amid swine fever threat
philstar.com - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Food and Drug Administration has released an expanded list of countries affected by a temporary ban on the importation and sale of processed pork meat products amid growing fears over the spread of African swine fever virus.

This fruit-picking robot can pick up to 25,000 raspberries a day, and it could someday replace human workers
Business Insider - 2019-05-28
Raspberry-picking robots are on the horizon. A new robot being developed by Fieldwork Robotics, a spin-out company from Plymouth University, could let farmers pick more than 25,000 raspberries a day. The robot was devised by Dr. Martin Stoelen, a lecturer ...

Grab Turns 7 With the Super App Services
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-28
"Sharing the love has always been at the core of Grab, and as we celebrate our seventh year in business, we want to give back to Filipino consumers who helped us reach where we are right now ...

Grab turns 7 with the super app services
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-28
"Sharing the love has always been at the core of Grab, and as we celebrate our seventh year in business, we want to give back to Filipino consumers who helped us reach where we are right now ...

Senate ratifies service charge bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate ratified on Tuesday the bill that would allow hotel, restaurant and other workers to receive 100 percent of the service charges collected from customers.

Ma Ling included in FDA temporary ban on pork meat products
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The temporary ban on the importation, distribution, and sale of processed pork meat products -- including Ma Ling -- from countries believed to be affected by the African ...

Zubiri: ROTC bill passage may have to wait for next Congress
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The proposed mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) for Grades 11 and 12 students may have to wait for the next Congress which opens in July. Senate Majority ...

Duterte names U.P. dean as new national statistician
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has named Dennis Mapa, professor and dean of the University of the Philippines (UP) School of Statistics, as the new national ...

Task force launched to ensure smooth opening of classes
philstar.com - 2019-05-28
PAGASA said it would issue regular weather bulletins and safety precautions as well as remind local officials of protocols on suspension of classes in areas without storm warning signals but are experiencing heavy rainfall. The DPWH said it has conducted ...

Alibaba is reportedly mulling a $20 billion listing in Hong Kong
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
The Chinese e-commerce giant is reportedly looking to raise $20 billion through a secondary listing in Hong Kong. That's bigger than the initial public offerings of Uber, Lyft and Pinterest combined.

Bicam panel OKs giving 100 percent service tip to workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The congressional bicameral committee approved on Tuesday a bill that would allow employees in hotels and other establishments to fully enjoy the service charges they ...

PH recovers slightly in World Competitiveness ranking
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 29) -- An overall improvement in the economy has led to a recovery in the Philippines' global competitiveness rank. The country rose to the 46th in the 2019 World Competitiveness Ranking, a partial, four point recovery ...

Alibaba eyes $20 B second listing in HK-report
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
SHANGHAI -- Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group is exploring a potential second listing in Hong Kong that could raise $20 billion as Beijing seeks to encourage its tech titans to list closer ...

Police confirms recovery of P218-M worth of cocaine in Sorsogon waters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Police confirmed on Tuesday that the items recovered in the waters of Barangay Bagacay in Gubat, Sorsogon are 39 kilograms of cocaine worth around P218.4 million.

'Sin' tax bill for cigarettes certified urgent a week before Congress closes
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) -- Malacañang has certified the bill to raise excise taxes on tobacco products as urgent, in a last-ditch effort to get the measure passed before Congress ...

Two DLSU-Manila grads top CPA licensure exam
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) -- Two graduates of De La Salle University (DLSU)-Manila shared the top spot in the certified public accountant (CPA) licensure exam in May. Josemaria ...

Ramon Tulfo gets another 6 months as special envoy to China
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has reappointed broadcaster and newspaper columnist Ramon "Mon" Tulfo as his special envoy for public diplomacy to China.

Bicam approves bill giving 100% service charge to employees
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) -- Congress has approved the bill that would give all service charges to hotel and restaurant employees, excluding managerial staff. Currently, the Labor ...

Senate ratifies bill giving 100% service charge to employees
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) -- Rank-and-file workers in th hotal and restaurant sector may soon look forward to fully receing service charge after the Senate ratified the bicameral ...

UV Express operators ask LTFRB to defer implementation of new policy for fear of losing passengers
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) -- A group of UV Express van operators is calling on transport officials to defer the implemention of a new policy that modifies their service route to a ...

Bureau of Immigration arrests Japanese wanted for Tokyo embezzlement
philstar.com - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A Japanese man wanted for an embezzlement case in Tokyo was arrested yesterday by agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Pasay City. Fuminori Sato, 37, is being held at the BI detention facility at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig ...

Facebook says Zuckerberg and Sandberg will defy Canadian subpoena, risking contempt vote
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
(CNN) -- Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg will not attend a hearing in Ottawa later this week, despite receiving summonses from the Canadian parliament, Facebook confirmed on Monday.

2 feared dead, 17 hurt in Japan stabbing attack - fire dept
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
TOKYO, Japan - Two people, including a child, are feared dead after a mass stabbing attack on Tuesday in the city of Kawasaki near Tokyo that injured a further 17, a fire department official ...

ABS-CBN stuntman arrested for illegal possession of firearms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Police arrested a stuntman of entertainment giant ABS-CBN in Cainta, Rizal, for alleged illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, authorities said Tuesday. Members of ...

Everest 'traffic jam' survivor calls for tougher rules
philstar.com - 2019-05-28
Ten people have died in little more than two weeks after poor weather cut the climbing window, leaving mountaineers waiting in long queues to the summit, risking exhaustion and running out of oxygen. Nepal issued a record 381 Everest permits this season ...

Cloudy with scattered rain all over on Tuesday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
The weather bureau warned the public against possible flash floods and landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds from the southwest to south will be experienced over the ...

Typhoon-proof wind turbines to help Philippines keep lights on
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-05-28
TOKYO/MANILA -- The Philippines frequently finds itself in the path of powerful typhoons, and a Japanese startup is working on wind power equipment that can stand up to the storms. Challenergy ...

ADB okays $300-M loan for PH education project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
About 20 million high school students can expect improved access to "high-quality secondary education that responds to labor market needs" as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $300 ...

China's tech workers burn out mentally and physically in the '996' rat race
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
(CNN) Wang Shichang works 12 hours a day, often for six days a week. The newlywed is so busy he says he barely has time for his wife. At the age of 28, Wang's energy levels are low. His eyes feel ...

Duterte signs Magna Carta of the Poor bill in bid to reduce poverty
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-28
File photo from Presidential Communications. President Duterte has finally signed the Magna Carta of the Poor in a bid to institutionalize long-term strategies in poverty reduction. The President ...

Duterte's Japan trip expected to yield P300B in deals, thousands of jobs for Filipinos
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) -- Filipino and Japanese firms are seen to sign over 20 business agreements amounting close to P300 billion when President Rodrigo Duterte visits the east ...

BI nabs Japanese wanted for Tokyo embezzlement
philstar.com - 2019-05-27
MANILA, Philippines -- A Japanese man wanted for an embezzlement case in Tokyo was arrested yesterday by agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Pasay City. Fuminori Sato, 37, is being held at the BI detention facility at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig ...

PH, Japan firms to sign P300B in deals during Duterte visit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-27
medical devices, business process outsourcing, power, electricity, transport, automotive, food manufacturing and marine manpower industries. "The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI ...

Colorado climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-27
Most of them died while descending from the summit during only a few windows of good weather each May. Most are believed to have suffered from altitude sickness, which is caused by low amounts of ...

2 Negros mayors file poll protests
philstar.com - 2019-05-27
BACOLOD CITY , Philippines -- Two town mayors in Negros Occidental, who lost in their reelection bids, have filed election protests. Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor, who lost to Irene Montilla, sought a recount of votes in 37 clustered precincts.

Bus, truck collide in Quezon; 2 dead, 50 hurt
philstar.com - 2019-05-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Two persons were killed and 50 others were injured when a trailer truck crashed into a bus in Atimonan, Quezon on Sunday. The fatalities are the drivers of the ill-fated vehicles, one of them identified as the bus driver, Jonathan ...

Isko forms transition team
philstar.com - 2019-05-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor-elect Isko Moreno has created a team to ensure a smooth transition of leadership a month before he assumes office. In a one-page letter dated May 24, Moreno asked outgoing Mayor Joseph Estrada to coordinate with his ...

Burnout is an official medical diagnosis, World Health Organization says
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-27
Burnout is now a legitimate medical diagnosis, according to the International Classification of Diseases, or the ICD-11, the World Health Organization's handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases. Burnout now appears in the ICD-11's ...

Canada taking back its garbage from PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Canada is now "fully cooperating" in shipping out its garbage dumped in the Philippines without delay after Malacañang rejected its timeline to get it done by the end ...

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