Day: September 9, 2021

Ombudsman expands probe to include alleged PPE overpricing

OMBUDSMAN Samuel Martires issued a memorandum expanding the Office of the Ombudsman’s investigation to include allegations relative to the overpricing of personal protective equipment (PPEs). Martires said this on Thursday during the budget deliberations conducted by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations. Martires said that he issued a memorandum “expanding the investigation of the […]

DiaCarta Receives CE/IVD for its New COVID 19 Screening Test that Identifies Delta Plus and New Variants

PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — DiaCarta Inc., a precision molecular diagnostics company and leading developer of novel oncology tests using liquid biopsy today announced that its new QuantiVirus™ SARS-CoV-2 Variant Detection Test received the CE/IVD marking and therefore, can now be commercialized within the EU and the rest of the world. This new multiplex […]

‘These beautiful people’ saved Joshua Garcia

Pat Sugui, Aeriel Garcia, Sofia Andres, Daniel Miranda, Joshua Garcia, Ria Atayde, Kathryn Bernardo, and Daniel Padilla INSTAGRAM PHOTO/GARCIAJOSHUAE ACTOR Joshua Garcia showed his gratitude and appreciation for his group of friends composed of Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Sofia Andres and boyfriend Daniel Miranda, Ria Atayde, plus couple Pat Sugui and Aeriel Garcia. Garcia wrote […]

Foreign investment pledges up 45.5% in Q2

GOVERNMENT-APPROVED foreign investment pledges surged by 45.5 percent in the second quarter of the year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. The PSA, in a report on Thursday, said foreign investment (FI) pledges approved during the period reached P22.50 billion from P15.46 billion in the same period a year ago. Six investment promotion agencies, namely […]

PSEi retreats amid Wall Street slide

The Philippine index retreated on Thursday amid lingering economic worries and the slide of Wall Street overnight. The local stock barometer Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gave up 0.37 percent or 25.37 points to close at 6,924.02, while the wider All Shares shed 0.13 percent or 5.50 points to end at 4,280.79. Philstocks Financial Inc. […]

Technology to boost PH real estate segment

THE growth of the property technology (proptech) in the country is seen boosting the local real estate sector, industry stakeholders underscored. During the virtual launch of the Property Technology Consortium of the Philippines on Thursday, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd said the “new economy” will be “driven by new information and communications technologies” and real […]

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