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Voter verification may slow down poll process — Comelec
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
While the voter registration verification system (VRVS) may enhance the automated polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) admitted yesterday that it could delay the voting process in the May 13 midterm elections....
Campaign period for Bangsamoro Organic Law ends
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Today is the last day of the campaign period for Monday’s plebiscite on the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said yesterday.
Daraga, Cotabato City placed under Comelec control
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Daraga town in Albay and Cotabato City have been placed under the control of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in connection with the May polls.
Expert warns heart failure, flu linked
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
An expert from the Philippine Society on Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID) yesterday warned that more people could suffer heart attacks this summer due to the increasing cases of influenza or flu.
Printing of ballots for Bangsamoro plebiscite completed
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The printing of around 2.1 million ballots for the plebiscite on Jan. 21 to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) has been completed, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reported yesterday.
No shortage in HIV meds, DOH claims
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Health (DOH) has denied the reported shortage of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for HIV, saying in November 2018 alone, a total of 685 individuals availed themselves of the free medicine.
PhilHealth expands coverage for early detection of congenital disorders
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has expanded its coverage of essential health services for newborns to enable early detection and management of congenital disorders that may lead to mental re...
Doctors warn of rise in influenza A, B cases
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
he Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID) yesterday asked the public to get flu shots, warning that there has been an increase in cases of influenza A and B in the past months.
Migrante hits Duterte for rape remarks
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Overseas workers group Migrante International yesterday criticized President Duterte over his recent rape remark on women migrant workers.
Imee Marcos urges Comelec to select new election watchdog
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
To ensure clean and honest elections on May 13, Ilocos Norte governor and senatorial candidate Imee Marcos asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to allow a new independent poll watchdog with proven technical...
Law allows AIDS test for youth without parental consent
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The recently signed law on HIV/AIDS allows individuals aged 15 and above to be tested for the disease without the consent of their parents or guardians, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.
New gimmicks as election period starts Sunday
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Need to know if a campaign gimmick is working? Just check its “virality” and you’ll get an idea.
28 areas outside ARMM added
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Twenty-eight barangays that are not under the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have been included in the plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said...
Comelec: Close to 90 bets may run for senator
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said yesterday close to 90 candidates may qualify to run for senator in the May 13 midterm polls.
Plebiscite preparations ongoing despite SC petitions vs BOL
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Unperturbed by the two petitions filed in the Supreme Court (SC) against the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is not about to slow down in its preparations for the plebiscite on...
Comelec: Smartmatic role in 2019 polls diminished
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Smartmatic will have a limited role in this year’s midterm elections, Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez said yesterday.
20 North Cotabato villages to join BOL plebiscite
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
At least 20 barangays in North Cotabato will participate in the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law, the Commission on Elections announced yesterday.
DOH urges tetanus treatment for firecracker injuries
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Health has urged those who sustained injuries or burns from firecrackers during the New Year revelry to get anti-tetanus shots to prevent infection.
DOH to pharmacies: Exempt maintenance meds from VAT
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Health (DOH) has warned pharmacies and drug stores to strictly implement the exemption of medicine for diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension from value-added tax (VAT) or face the conse...
DOH records 98 more firecracker injuries
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Health (DOH) reported yesterday that 98 more firecracker-related injuries were recorded, raising the total to 236.
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