Day: October 4, 2020

Rain showers in parts of Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao due to 2 LPAs — Pagasa

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) is monitors]ing two low pressure areas within the Philippine area of responsibility and a tropical depression outside PAR on Monday, October 5, 2020. (Screenshot from Pagasa’s weather forecast MANILA, Philippines — The southwest monsoon and two low pressure areas (LPAs) within the Philippine area of responsibility […]

TaiGen filed US IND for its influenza antiviral TG-1000

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — TaiGen Biotechnology Company, Limited (“TaiGen”) announced today that it has filed an Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the US FDA for its influenza antiviral TG-1000. TG-1000 is a novel pan-influenza antiviral, which interrupts viral replication and transmission via a cap-snatching mechanism and is able to do this […]

France, Italy step up rescue efforts after floods

Inhabitants of Saint-Martin-de-Vesubie disembark from an “Armee de Terre” helicopter at Nice airport, in southern France on October 4, 2020, after extensive flooding caused widespread damage in the Alpes-Maritimes departement. – French and Italian rescue services stepped up their search efforts after floods cut off several villages near the two countries’ border, causing widespread damage […]

Proof to indict Duque enough, says Lacson

MANILA, Philippines — The task force formed by President Duterte to go after officials who allegedly misused billions of pesos in COVID-19 response funds of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has found “enough evidence” to indict Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Sunday. Lacson, who had exposed the massive corruption in […]

Spy chief defends Facebook posts as ‘artistic’

MANILA, Philippines — Far from being a purveyor of fake news on Facebook, the government’s top intelligence chief on Sunday said the posts in his social media account were “artistic expressions” and “inspiring, entertaining or informative.” “The reason why I share posts in my FB [Facebook] personal account is no different from all FB account […]

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