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But rapid increase in drug-resistant TB infections, deaths presents growing challenge THE Department of Health (DOH) announced an ambitious strategy to move from “control” to “elimination” of tuberculosis in the Philippines in commemoration of World Tuberculosis Day on Friday last week but new research published the same day by doctors…

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DIABETES patients may soon have an alternative to conventional monitoring and medication involving painful, repetitive blood drawing and injections with the development by researchers in South Korea of a “smart” glucose monitor that can also dispense insulin. The device, which measures blood glucose levels in sweat, was developed by a…

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AN Associated Press story over the weekend revealed a largely unnoticed economic disaster unfolding in the US: The rapid dissolution of the nuclear power industry is driving small towns into desperate financial straits, resulting in higher taxes, cutbacks in services and the disappearance of jobs and small businesses. There are…

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ONE of the few pure-electric autos available in the Philippines, the BYD e6 is a gem. With a range of more than 300 kilometers on its proprietary iron phosphate battery, the e6 comes very close to being a car that happens to be electric, rather than an electric car. Distributed…

‘DARKER AND MORE DARING’

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WITH much fanfare, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) unveiled the latest variant of its wildly successful mu-X line, the mu-X Black Series, in a gala event at Isuzu Cebu City. The Black Series, an upgraded variant of the Isuzu mu-X 3.0 LS-A 4×2 A/T that is equipped with additional styling and…

ISUZU BULLISH ON PH MARKET

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IN spite of concerns over the looming increase in vehicle excise taxes, growth prospects for the rest of this year are “very good” for both Isuzu Philippines and the industry as a whole, an executive from Isuzu’s operations here said. Executive Vice President Shojiro Sakoda of Isuzu Philippines Corp. was…

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COMPUTER giant Intel is buying Israeli computer vision company Mobileye in a deal worth $15.3 billion, Mobileye announced on March 13. The acquisition will be carried out through a stock buyout, with Intel offering $63.54 per share in cash, a premium of about 33 percent on Mobileye’s market closing price…

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GONE are the days when entrepreneurs had limited choices where to set up shop or where business organizations could house their growing operations in the country’s NCR or national capital region. These days, some areas to the south of Metro Manila offer better alternatives for office locators, which find rental…

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Batangas port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) broke ground for a P1.3-billion multilevel car storage facility at the nation’s busiest car shipping terminal, which will allow the port to handle up to 7,000 vehicles at one time, ATI said. The five-story multilevel car storage facility (MCSF) will be built in…

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The Department of Justice has rejected a proposed ordinance by the province of Zambales to establish a marine surveillance and environment monitoring system, saying that the measure was illegal, and would usurp the functions of the Philippine Coast Guard and other national agencies. In 2015, Zambales adopted Provincial Ordinance 28…

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