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Stem cell guidelines inadequate, docs say

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Human embryonic stem cells can become any cell in the body. AFP FILE PHOTO

The new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines regulating stem cell therapy in the Philippines are “sorely inadequate and grossly misleading,” according to a group of doctors.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Cigarette prices in PH still among lowest despite sin tax, says report

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A vendor sells cigarettes at a supermarket in Quezon City. AFP FILE PHOTO

Despite the passage of the sin tax law, the prices of cigarettes in the Philippines remain among the lowest in Southeast Asia, an antismoking group said yesterday.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Court cuts interest on Piatco award to just 6%

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Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO / INQUIRER.net

The Court of Appeals has amended its ruling ordering the government to pay the Philippine International Air Terminals Co. Inc. (Piatco) $371.4 million as “just compensation” for the expropriation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

1/3 of Filipinos may have TB–expert

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One-third of Filipinos—or around 30 million people— could have tuberculosis without their knowing it, an American expert on the infectious disease said Thursday.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

PhilHealth firm on claim: 81% of Filipinos covered

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PhilHealth president Alexander Padilla. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.opapp.gov.ph

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. on Thursday stood by its claim that 81 percent of Filipinos are now covered by the government’s universal health program.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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