“These regulations are found in employment settings where people with viral hepatitis are routinely excluded from employment and immigration processes, in which people with viral hepatitis are excluded from receiving work visas in overseas countries. Renowned medical journal Lancet said that the viral hepatitis was an inflammation of the liver the kills 1.34 million people worldwide every year. About 96 percent of the deaths were attributed to infection with the hepatitis B virus and/or the hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis D is transmitted on through contact with infected blood and only occurs in people who are already infected with hepatitis B. Hamid said that the elimination of viral hepatitis depends on the efficacy of developing new models of care.
February 22, 2019 17:09 UTC
Hanjin white knight can be any firm – Lopezhome/Business/Top Business/Hanjin white knight can be any firm – LopezAny company — local or foreign — can take over bankrupt Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co. Philippines, a Cabinet official said amid concerns that the sale of the Subic-based shipbuilder could compromise national security. “Hindi, kahit sino naman (No, anyone can),” Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said when asked if the government preferred that a Filipino firm would buy Hanjin. The Trade department has said that it would help Hanjin acquire funding by attracting investors. After news of Hanjin’s bankruptcy broke, Lopez said two Chinese firms had expressed interest. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana also said that shipbuilders from the United States, Japan, Indonesia, Australia and Turkey had expressed interest to take over Hanjin.
Getz PH shifts focus to healthcarehome/Business/Health Industry/Getz PH shifts focus to healthcareThe Getz Group has rebranded its Philippine unit to shift its focus to the health care industry, banking on the growing market for medical technology and pharmaceutical goods. “We started the process of creating Getz Healthcare in 2016. Getz Healthcare is gearing toward medical technology marketing and promotion, sales and distribution of pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer products. Getz Healthcare General Manager Ian Grist said that the firm was now commissioning new distribution center in Taguig catered to supply the market in Metro Manila. Getz Healthcare is the healthcare unit of the Getz Group.
A ‘Luxe’ and lucky shopping experienceBy NIKA ROQUEhome/Lifestyle/Society/A ‘Luxe’ and lucky shopping experienceJUST in time for Chinese New Year early this February, state-owned Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) opened its newest downtown outlet, Luxe Duty Free at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. To welcome the year with good fortune, Feng Shui expert Princesse Lim Fernandez performed traditional auspicious ceremonies in relation to the general outlook of the Year of the Pig. Fernandez also gave specific advice for each animal sign for the information of guests from government, business, showbiz and the social scene before heading out to the store entrance for the Chinese Eye Dotting ceremony. Side by side with Fernandez during the rituals were Duty Free Philippines Corporation Chief Operating Officer Vicente Pelagio Angala, his wife Maria Salome Angala and Tourism Attaché to Beijing, China Tomasito Umali. Also present at the event were former senator Freddie Webb, Lucio Singh, judge Rosemarie Carandang, Bennie Aw, and Olive Aw.
Lady Archers target share of leadhome/Sports/Top Sports/Lady Archers target share of leadDe La Salle University shoots for the share of the lead as it battles Adamson University in Season 81 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s volleyball tournament today at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. The four-peat seeking Lady Archers will aim for a second straight win in their 4 p.m. encounter against the Lady Falcons that will catapult them to the top alongside University of the Philippines (UP). Seasoned spiker Desiree Cheng, who led the Lady Archers’ balanced offense in the previous game with 13 points, is expected to lead the team anew with fellow veterans May Luna and Aduke Ogunsanya. The Airess Padda-coached Lady Falcons will lean on fourth-year hitter Bernadette Flora, captain Eli Soyud and third-year spiker Chiara Permentilla. The Lady Warriors lost to UP, 12-25, 25-22, 25-23, 19-25, 12-15, while the Lady Bulldogs fell 25-22, 19-25, 19-25, 12-25, to Far Eastern University.
Beware of the extremist driftBy ANTONIO CONTRERASWE should learn from the lessons of history. It is during times of crisis that the most extremist ideologies and movements are born and nurtured, and where perceived enemies of the nation are imaged for annihilation. Thus, the social nature of the problem yields to its being painted as simply a police matter. What is frightening is that the seeds of extremist politics are being planted, where even children who are recruited into the drug trade are now seen as criminals by adults. Before we become consumed by extremist politics, we need to be reminded of the histories of their eventual downfall.
Japan commits funding for PHhome/Business/Top Business/Japan commits funding for PHJapan has committed to fund various projects in the Philippines following a high-level meeting in Osaka, the Finance department said on Friday. The pledge was expressed via exchanges of notes after the previous day’s 7th meeting of the Japan-Philippines Joint Committee on Infrastructure Development and Economic Cooperation, the department said in a statement. Also signed was a 560-million yen grant for well-drilling machines and underground water detecting machines under the Economic and Social Development Program. This is on top of a $202-million loan for the Road Network Development Project in Conflict-Affected Areas in Mindanao, which is expected to be signed in the first quarter of the year. The project involves building, rehabilitating and improving a 178.43-kilometer road network in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and neighboring regions.
December 26: Bane or boon? That, surely, is the bane about December 26. No elaboration is needed anymore in this citation; the whole world knows who Mao Zedong was. Now, talk of December 26 inevitably leads to citing something significant about the date of JV’s birth but hardly noticed. And it is that in the Northern Hemisphere, what is December 26 in the Philippines is a day behind — meaning December 25.
Longer paternity leave eyedBy GLEE JALEAhome/News/Nation/Longer paternity leave eyedA day after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Expanded Maternity Leave law, a lawmaker bared a move to lengthen the paternity leave for working fathers. Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel, author of House Bill (HB) 3401, said the measure seeks to increase the paternity leave to 15 days from seven. HB 3401 seeks to amend Republic Act (RA) 8187 or the “Paternity Leave Benefit Law of 1996.”The 23-year-old law, authored by the late Sen. Ernesto Herrera, grants a statutory minimum paternity leave of seven days, with full pay to married male employees in the private and public sectors. In other countries, Pimentel said, fathers get up to 90 days of paternity leave, with 80 percent of their regular pay. On Thrsday, Duterte signed the Expanded Maternity Leave law.
February 22, 2019 16:41 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — While there may be sexual abuses committed by members of the clergy, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said yesterday incidents in the Philippines are not as prevalent as in other countries. Tagle was the first speaker on the protection of minors in the Church during a high-level summit to prevent sexual abuses committed by Church leaders. In his speech, Tagle urged the Church leaders not to shy away from acknowledging the pain of the victims. The CBCP official added sexual abuses committed by the clergy were not only against minors but adults as well. San Pablo, Laguna Bishop Buenaventura Famadico added that every diocese or congregation is doing its best to address the issue.
February 22, 2019 16:41 UTC
Tagle admits sex abuse cover-uphome/News/Top Stories/Tagle admits sex abuse cover-upManila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle admitted that bishops had wounded victims of clerical sex abuse by covering up the crime of prelates. He acknowledged that efforts to protect the image of the Catholic Church had eroded the trust in the institution. Tagle said the reality of child abuse had rendered prelates undeserving of forgiveness. Tagle, who became emotional while delivering his speech, called on sex abuse victims to remain strong in their faith. As he opened the summit, Pope Francis called for “concrete measures” to tackle pedophilia in the church.
February 22, 2019 16:30 UTC
The Nationals dealt the Qataris the severest blow in a third-quarter onslaught where Andray Blatche, Paul Lee and Japeth Aguilar combined for six three-pointers to highlight their breakaway. “For as long as we make the World Cup, that’s the most important thing,” said Gilas coach Yeng Guiao. The Nationals hit an amazing 15-of-30 clip from the three-point land that Guiao felt started from their tremendous work on the defensive end. The nine-year NBA veteran marked his return to Gilas with a near triple-double effort with 17 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists. Qatar 46 – Saeed 10, Elhadary 7, Fouda 6, Gueye 5, Khalid 5, Al-Rayes 3, Muslic 3, Mujkic 2, Abdelhaleem 2, Mohmmed 2, Avdic 1, Al-Darwish 0.
February 22, 2019 16:12 UTC
Celebration and tradition are two things that Marco Polo Plaza Cebu (MPPC) values. MPPC E-marketing manager Yumny Mariot, director of sales and marketing Lara Constantino-Scarrow with Connie Te. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu (MPPC) general manager Brian Connelly with Hai Shin Lou Cebu executive chef King Kwong Chan, chef Raymond Hui and chef Moon Chau Lo. From the kitchen to the banquet, guests will enjoy carefully curated high quality Chinese dishes that will fit any occasion. To stay updated on all hotel activities and promotions, like Marco Polo Plaza Cebu on http://www.facebook.com/marcopolocebu, call (032) 253 1111, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the historical musical ‘Miong,’ Tim Pavino brings a layered and complex portrait of Emilio Aguinaldo to life. First staged in 1998 to mark the century that had passed since his declaration, it’s now being restaged to honor Aguinaldo’s sesquicentennial. Tim describes the set and design of the new production as more dynamic, with a lot of moving parts. People began to question whether he truly was the hero they first knew him to be, or a villain in somebody else’s story. Even in history, there’s no such things as the “definitive truth.” “History is not just what we read in textbooks,” he adds.
WeWork, an international network of shared workspaces headquartered in New York, has opened its doors in Bonifacio Global City. Both floors have a pantry that’s always stocked — there’s coffee and tea, along with utensils and a microwave. Whether you’re working solo or contributing to a team of any size, WeWork has dedicated areas for any goal or occasion. There’s a classic conference room, a brainstorm room with whiteboards and plenty of space to move around, and a conversation room with comfortable furniture for celebrations and casual meetings. It’s a reminder that when it comes to the ideal working environment, you can’t underestimate good connections — and also good design.