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Only 4% quit smoking amid Philippines regulations
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
A low four percent of the country’s smoking population are quitting the habit despite government regulations on tobacco products to arrest its harmful impact on public health.
Taal deaths hit 15; sulfur dioxide emissions increase
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Since the eruption of Taal Volcano last Jan. 12, fifteen evacuees in Batangas province have died in separate incidents due to various circumstances, the Department of Health said yesterday.
Tacloban man, Philippines second suspected case of coronavirus
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 25, 2020 - 12:00am
A 36-year-old man from Tacloban City who had worked in Wuhan, China is feared to have contracted the novel coronavirus, the Department of Health said yesterday.
WHO: nCov outbreak not yet global health emergency
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Despite the growing number of people infected with the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization has yet to declare 2019-nCoV as a public health emergency of international concern.
DOH backs ‘couple’s nest’ for evacuees
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III yesterday supported the provision of private spaces dubbed “couple’s nest” in Tagaytay City for spouses displaced by the eruption of Taal Volcano.
Chinese boy in Cebu recovering
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health is optimistic that the five-year-old Chinese boy in Cebu City, who tested positive for coronavirus, is not infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) reported in China late last ye...
DOH probing Philippines' 1st suspected case of coronavirus
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health is looking into a suspected case of novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV following the arrival last week of a five-year-old Chinese boy to learn English in Cebu City.
3 Chinese nationals quarantined in Kalibo
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Three Chinese nationals, including a three-year-old girl, were placed in quarantine after arrival at the Kalibo airport on suspicion that they are infected with the novel coronavirus first reported in China last...
DOH prohibits donation of infant formula to Taal evacuees
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health has issued an advisory prohibiting the donation of infant formula among evacuees of the Taal Volcano eruption.
Batangas, Cavite voter registration postponed
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Voter registration in Batangas and Cavite set on Jan. 20 will be suspended due to Taal Volcano’s continuing unrest.
Poor health blamed for vaccinated boy’s polio
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Despite being vaccinated against polio, a three-year-old boy from Quezon City had contracted the crippling disease because of “poor health,” an official of the Department of Health said yesterday.
New SARS case fake news — DOH
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health yesterday dismissed as fake news a circulating text message that says a case of severe acute respiratory syndrome has been recorded in the country.
DOH freezes prices of 218 drugs, masks
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health has ordered a price freeze on 218 essential medicines and medical supplies as affected communities in Batangas and nearby provinces bear the brunt of Taal Volcano’s unrest.
Evacuees get aid from Duterte
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte visited Batangas City on Tuesday and distributed food packs and cash to over 1,000 families from areas affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano.
Duterte not keen on deployment ban to Kuwait
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Since the Kuwait government has acted swiftly to arrest the perpetrators, President Duterte said that justice has started to work in favor of Filipino migrant worker Jeanelyn Villavende whose employers have been...
China reports first death from new virus
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Health authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan yesterday reported the country’s first death from a new type of coronavirus.
Voter registration to resume on January 20
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Filipinos eyeing to vote in the May 2022 presidential polls may sign up as voters starting Jan. 20 when the Commission on Elections resumes voter registration.
Philippines spread of corona virus from China low — DOH
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
While not ruling out the possibility of the new virus discovered in China coming to the Philippines, its risk of spreading in the country is low, according to the Department of Health.
‘Existing vaccines may not work against mystery flu’
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health yesterday reminded the public that existing vaccines against pneumonia are not guaranteed to work for the “mysterious” respiratory illness detected in China.
Migration to hasten population growth in 3 regions
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The populations in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Central Luzon and the National Capital Region are expected to grow faster not because of high birth rates, but due to internal migration,...
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