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Comelec resolution drops 39 party-list groups
by Shiela Crisostomo - February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections has delisted 39 party-list organizations, just 15 months away from the May 2022 polls.
‘Drive thru’ COVID-19 saliva test launched at Robinsons
by Shiela Crisostomo - February 18, 2021 - 12:00am
To scale up the country’s testing capacity against COVID-19, the Philippine Red Cross yesterday launched “drive thru” saliva testing in Robinsons malls.
Moderna vaccine now in Philippines?
by Shiela Crisostomo - February 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports that a shipment containing COVID-19 vaccines by US firm Moderna arrived in the country last Thursday.
DOH eyes midwives, pharmacists as COVID-19 vaccinators
by Shiela Crisostomo - January 21, 2021 - 12:00am
With 70 million Filipinos targeted for COVID-19 inoculation, the Department of Health is out to tap pharmacists and midwives as vaccinators.
Duterte scraps face-to-face 2021 classes
by Shiela Crisostomo - December 27, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte revoked yesterday an earlier order to the Department of Education to allow face-to-face classes by January next year following reports that the coronavirus has mutated into a new variant, which...
DOH monitoring new coronavirus strain in UK
by Shiela Crisostomo - December 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The new strain of COVID-19 found in the United Kingdom has not been detected in the Philippines, an official of the Department of Health said yesterday.
2.4 million Pinoy kids at risk for measles
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Saying some 2.4 million Filipino children under five are susceptible to measles, the Department of Health , World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund will conduct a supplemental immunization...
WHO: Rising cases of COVID in many regions worrisome
by Shiela Crisostomo - July 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The World Health Organization yesterday described as a “worrying phenomena” the increasing cases of coronavirus disease in many regions of the Philippines.
COVID causing depression in elderly
by Shiela Crisostomo - June 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Not only are the elderly more prone to contracting the coronavirus disease 2019 but they are also vulnerable to bouts of depression and anxiety which are now associated with the illness, according to the Natasha...
DOH chief calls for ban on firecracker use
by Shiela Crisostomo - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Health yesterday urged legislators to pass a law that will totally ban the use of firecrackers as the agency launched this year’s “Iwas Paputok” campaign here.
FDA asks DOH hospitals to report vape injuries
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
With five persons dying of “mysterious” lung conditions linked to electronic cigarettes, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging all government hospitals to report injuries and illnesses related...
Dengue task force: No to revival of Dengvaxia
by Shiela Crisostomo - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The National Dengue Task Force will not recommend the restoration of the certificate of product registration (CPR) for Dengvaxia, citing evidence that showed the vaccine is not effective in preventing dengue in...
Young Americans turn out in record numbers in polls
by Shiela Crisostomo - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Energized by various social issues, youth voters in the US turned out in record numbers during the Nov. 6 midterm polls, a Filipino activist from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) said here yesterday.
Private hospitals doubt TRAIN 2 will benefit them
by Shiela Crisostomo - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Private Hospitals Association Inc. (PHAPi) is cool to the proposed Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) bill that seeks to provide incentives to well performing non-profit...
WHO urges Philippine business groups to join campaign vs smoking
by Shiela Crisostomo - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged businesses in the Philippines and other countries in Western Pacific to support a new campaign intended to establish smoke-free workplaces in the region.
TRAIN subsidy not an insult to poor — DSWD exec
by Shiela Crisostomo - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The P200 per month tax reform subsidy provided by the government is minimal but should not be seen as an insult to the poor, Social Welfare acting Secretary Virginia Orogo said yesterday.
‘Good turnout on first day of voter registration’
by Shiela Crisostomo - July 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections reported yesterday a good turnout of registrants for the 2019 mid-term polls.
Abad, Garin deny seniors’ health fund diversion
by Shiela Crisostomo - May 31, 2018 - 12:00am
Former budget secretary Florencio Abad denounced yesterday the allegation that he and former health secretary Janette Garin diverted P10.6 billion in funds of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. for senior citizens...
Supreme Court seen as next stop to derail TRAIN
by Shiela Crisostomo - December 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
As in the case of the extended martial law, the Supreme Court will be the next battleground to derail the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or the tax reform bill ratified by Congress.
House junks impeach complaint vs Bautista
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
The House committee on justice yesterday dismissed the impeachment complaint against Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista for insufficiency in form, making the poll chief immune from the process for a...
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