Philippine radio host gunned down for criticizing corrupt gambling

first_img Organisation November 12, 2019 Philippine radio host gunned down for criticizing corrupt gambling Police Colonel Julian Entoma, the head of the Negros Oriental provincial police, told the media that, in addition to Aledro, the police have identified three other suspects: Aledro’s brother-in-law, Teddy Salaw, and two accomplices within the police force, Glenn Corsame and Roher Rubio. So far, only Salaw and Corsame have been arrested. Aledro and Rubio are still at large. CCTV video footage helped the police establishing one of Dindo Generoso’s hitmen left a pickup before getting on the motorcycle from which he shot the radio commentator (Photos: Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office – Twitter). June 1, 2021 Find out more RSF_en PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Organized crimePredatorsViolence Dindo Generoso, the host of a daily programme on Dumaguete-based dyEM 96.7 Bai Radio and critic of a popular local form of gambling, was driving to work on the morning of 7 November when he was shot seven times by two gunmen on a motorcycle, and died on the spot. News Generoso’s murder recalls that of Edmund Sestoso, another Dumaguete-based radio commentator, who was gunned down by a motorcycle gunman as he was driving home in May 2018. Sestoso’s murder is still unpunished. The Philippines is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Philippine police to complete their investigation into last week’s murder of a radio commentator in Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental province, and to bring all the suspects to justice. “We hail the speed with which the police appear to have identified the perpetrators and instigators of Dindo Generoso’s terrible murder,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Now they must ensure that all these criminals are found and brought to justice in order to break the vicious cycle of impunity that so often accompanies crimes of violence against Philippine journalists.” PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Organized crimePredatorsViolence News News Follow the news on Philippines Receive email alerts to go further At first the provincial police suggested that his murder was the result of a family feud. But then they established from CCTV video footage that one of the hitmen left a pickup before getting on the motorcycle, and that the pickup, after it was found abandoned in a Dumaguete suburb, belong to a bookmaker called Tomasino Aledro. Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Aledro is a local operator of a form of gambling called Small Town Lottery. Based on the traditional numbers game jueteng, it is very popular in the Philippines, soaking up vast amounts of money and reportedly giving rise to a great deal of corruption. It is particularly popular in Negros Oriental province and was often denounced by Generoso on his radio show. May 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Venatorx Pharmaceuticals Names New Head of Regulatory Affairs

first_img Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Local NewsBusiness Previous articleInspection Machines (Pharmaceutical, Medical Device) Markets, 2025 by Product (Vision Inspection, Checkweigher, Metal Detector, Software), Type (Manual, Automatic), Type (Vials, Syringes, Blisters) – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleUS jobless claims drop; still at 847,000 as pandemic rages Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Twitter TAGS  center_img MALVERN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Venatorx Pharmaceuticals today announced that Chitrananda Abeygunawardana, Ph.D. has been named Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. With nearly 25 years’ experience in pharmaceutical research, regulatory affairs and compliance, Dr. Abey will be responsible for developing and executing all regulatory strategies and tactics for Venatorx’s antibacterial and antiviral programs including interacting with health authorities and managing clinical trial applications worldwide. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Chitrananda Abeygunawardana, Ph.D. — Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Venatorx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire) “We are proud to continue to attract the best and brightest minds to Venatorx to support our mission to bring lifesaving antibiotics and antiviral medicines to patients around the globe,” said Christopher J. Burns, Ph.D., President and CEO of Venatorx. “Dr. Abey will play a critical role in advancing our antibiotic and antiviral programs from benchtop to bedside. I look forward to working with him as we progress our programs to market.” “We have witnessed first-hand the colossal impact a global pandemic can have on our way of life,” said Dr. Abey. “I am excited by the opportunity to be part of a company that is addressing critical unmet medical needs for patients, and working hard every day to thwart what could be the next global pandemic—antimicrobial resistance.” Prior to joining Venatorx, Dr. Abey was Executive Director of Merck Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety (GRACS) where he led the development of Merck’s pneumococcal vaccine strategy, and developed the regulatory strategies to support new drug development and licensures. During his tenure at Merck, Dr. Abey was a key contributor in the development of strategies for multiple anti-infectives including vaccines, antivirals and antifungals, as well as immune-oncology, representing every stage of drug development from pre-clinical concept to life cycle management of approved products. Dr. Abey has extensive experience in formulating late stage clinical and regulatory strategy to maximize value through optimal labeling indications and content, and in leading discussions with the FDA (CBER, CDER, & CDRH) and representing Merck in discussions with other key ex-US Agencies (EMA, Health Canada, PMDA, PEI, CFDA, etc.). In addition, Dr. Abey has extensive expertise in analytical and manufacturing aspects of vaccines and biologics, cGMPs, devices, content labeling, and manufacturing investigations. Dr. Abey received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland and his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. In addition, he was a member of the Research Faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. About Venatorx Pharmaceuticals Venatorx Pharmaceuticals is a private pharmaceutical company focused on improving health outcomes for patients with multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections and hard-to-treat viral infections. For more information, please visit View source version on CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Heather Hunter Vice President, Communications hunter(at)venatorx(dot)com 484.329.8327 KEYWORD: PENNSYLVANIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESEARCH HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SMALL BUSINESS BIOTECHNOLOGY HEALTH GENERAL HEALTH OTHER SCIENCE SCIENCE SOURCE: Venatorx Pharmaceuticals Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 10:02 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 10:02 AM WhatsApp Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Venatorx Pharmaceuticals Names New Head of Regulatory Affairslast_img read more