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Ronald Cardema withdraws nomination
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Former youth commissioner Ronald Cardema has finally given up his nomination as Duterte Youth party-list representative before the Commission on Elections (Comelec), blaming commissioner Rowena Guanzon for his ...
1,100 Manila jail inmates undergo first aid training
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
A total of 1,100 inmates at the Manila City Jail yesterday underwent basic first aid training under the Philippine Red Cross.
Plebiscite to ratify renaming of Compostela Valley set
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set a plebiscite to ratify the law to rename the province of Compostela Valley to Davao de Oro.
SC urged: Allow Pinay on death row to testify vs recruiters
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
A group yesterday asked the Supreme Court to allow Mary Jane Veloso, who is on death row in Indonesia, to testify via written deposition against those who recruited her.
Mayors threaten to file TRO vs Universal Health Care
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
City and municipal mayors have threatened to seek a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) program due to misgivings on turning over health workers and facilities...
Satellite registration for indigenous people set
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
To ensure that more indigenous people can vote in the May 2020 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will hold special satellite registration from Sept. 16 to 20.
E- cigarette manufacturers have until October 24 to secure license
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Manufacturers of electronic cigarette (e-cig) products have until Oct. 24 to secure license to operate from the Food and Drug Administration, an FDA official said yesterday.
Dengue cases declining but epidemic not over — DOH
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Health (DOH) is not yet seeing the end of the dengue epidemic as it documented a total of almost 250,000 cases as of Aug. 24, an official said yesterday.
FDA issues sanitary napkin alert
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a “public health warning” against false and misleading claims of panty liner and sanitary napkin brands that using their products may cure various d...
FDA tests 13 new contraceptives
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Thirteen new contraceptive products are now the subjects of the certification process of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make sure that they are non-abortifacient.
PopCom wants teenage pregnancies addressed
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
For the Commission on Population (PopCom), a two-pronged approach needs to be implemented to effectively address the country’s soaring teen pregnancies, pegged in 2017 alone at 196,000 by the Philippine Statistics...
WHO, Facebook team up vs vaccine fake news
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The World Health Organization (WHO) is confronting vaccine misinformation spread through social media as it teamed up with Facebook to curb the anti-vaccination movement that has become a “global crisis,”...
DepEd: High dropout rate due to teenage pregnancy
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The spike in the number of out-of-school youths can be traced to teenagers who are forced into marriage due to underage pregnancy, the Department of Education (DepEd) said yesterday.
Comelec junks poll protest vs Vico Sotto
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections (Comelec)’s Second Division has dismissed a poll protest filed against Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto by his rival, former mayor Robert Eusebio.
DOH conserves HIV meds amid shortage
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The government’s supply of anti-retroviral therapy (ARV) drugs for HIV/AIDS patients is now being rationed by the Department of Health (DOH) as the medicines are expected to run out in the coming months.
Universal health care gets P166.5 billion for 2020
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 3, 2019 - 12:00am
A total of P166.5 billion has been allocated for the universal health care (UHC) program for its first year of implementation next year.
Shelter for distressed OFWs in Macau sought
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Migrant workers have been urging the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to open a shelter for distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Macau.
PhilHealth suspends own investigation
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is likely to suspend its internal investigation on the alleged anomalies that hound the state insurer.
3 hospitals may lose accreditation over fraudulent claims
by Sheila Crisostomo - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Three hospitals in SOCCSKARGEN are facing possible revocation of accreditation with the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. for allegedly making fraudulent claims in the past three years.
Plebiscite for Sto. Tomas, Batangas cityhood set
by Sheila Crisostomo - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am
A plebiscite to ratify the cityhood of Sto. Tomas, Batangas will be held on Sept. 7, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has announced.
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