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Sara Duterte ready to help ICC drug war probe if nat’l government agrees. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, also daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, said she would cooperate with a potential International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into drug-related extrajudicial killings, but only if the national government agrees with the probe too.
Quezon City government warns it can sue company behind glitch-ridden eZConsult. The Quezon City government said on Wednesday, June 16, that it is considering filing for damages against Zuellig Pharma Corporation, the company behind eZConsult, after repetitive technical woes marred users’ experience in booking a COVID-19 vaccine slot.
COVID-19 treatments: Regeneron therapy prevents some deaths, AstraZeneca antibody cocktail fails to show evidence on efficiency. A British study published Wednesday, June 16 shows the antibody cocktail being developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ reduces COVID-19 deaths in hospitalized patients who have not mounted their own antibody response. But as for AstraZeneca, the company says a late-stage trial failed to provide evidence its COVID-19 antibody therapy protected people who had contact with an infected person from the disease.
Alibaba executive says founder Jack Ma ‘lying low’ – CNBC. Alibaba Group Holding founder Jack Ma is “lying low” and focusing on hobbies and philanthropy, the Chinese e-commerce giant’s executive vice chairman and co-founder Joe Tsai told CNBC on Tuesday.
‘BLACKPINK: The Movie’ to be released in August. Korean girl group BLACKPINK is releasing a movie to mark its fifth anniversary.