How a Japanese drugmaker got the clean win over Alzheimer’s

THREE decades after the presumed cause of Alzheimer’s disease was identified, a Japanese company little known outside of the pharmaceutical industry has become the first drugmaker to prove the debilitating condition can be slowed. Eisai Co., a Tokyo-based pharmaceutical company with a family bent and market capitalization of more than…

BanKo ramps up digitalization efforts to reach more Filipinos

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) continues to empower the Filipino people through the sustained digitalization of BanKo, its microfinance arm. “Digital banking has become a necessity now. This is the reason BanKo continues to innovate the way we deliver our products and services to benefit self-employed micro-entrepreneurs (SEMEs)…

90% of NCR seniors now fully vaccinated

MANILA—The number of fully vaccinated senior citizens in the National Capital Region has reached 1,047,250 or 90.73 percent of the target, according to Department of Health-Metro Manila Center for Health Development regional chief Gloria Balboa. She said about 5,067,530 NCR residents have received their first booster dose of the Covid-19…

Protecting the protector

WHAT should have been a typically regular (and supposedly relaxing) Sunday morning for everyone after a busy week was jolted when the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) announced that an approaching typhoon named Karding (international code name Noru) was elevated to supertyphoon status. All because the typhoon…

Bombers extend win streak at Cardinals’ expense

JOSE RIZAL University (JRU) stretched its winning run to three games with a 67-64 overtime victory over Mapua Friday in the National Collegiate Athletic Association seniors basketball tournament Friday at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan. The Bombers scored seven of the first nine points in the extra period…

US VP under a microscope: Deft Asia diplomacy despite DMZ gaffe

Kamala Harris’s whirlwind tour of Japan and South Korea this week amounts to a microcosm for the state of her vice presidency: an ambitious, historic and increasingly confident effort still beset by the occasional high-profile gaffe. In Japan, Harris stood alongside other world leaders at the state funeral for Shinzo…

Shopee announces biggest brands sale of the year with the 10.10 Brands Festival

Shopee is collaborating with the country’s leading brands to bring Filipinos bigger, better, and mas mura deals on brand favorites with the 10.10 Brands Festival. From October 1 to 12, official brand stores are working with Shopee to offer eager shoppers 50% off brand deals, 15% off daily discounts, and…

Bank lending maintains robust growth in Aug; liquidity up 6.8%

LOANS extended by universal and commercial banks (UKBs), net of reverse repurchase (RRP) placements with the Central Bank, continued to post double-digit growth in August. In a preliminary report, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said outstanding loans of UKBs grew 12.2 percent in August, faster than the 12 percent…

PHL and US defense chiefs highlight strong security ties in Hawaii meeting

The Philippines and the United States have agreed to further improve their defense relations and strengthen their interoperability and exchange of security information following a meeting between Department of National Defense (DND) Officer-in-Charge Jose Faustino Jr. and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III in Hawaii on Saturday. “Our meeting highlighted…