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PORTION OF PASIG CITY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL NOT CLOSED TO PUBLIC

PASIG CITY – Management of Pasig City Children’s Hospital clarified that its emergency room is not closed to the general[...]

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ZAMBO CITY LISTS 2 HUMAN, 24 ANIMAL BITE CASES IN 2018

February 14, 2019 - 6:22 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Zamboanga City Rabies Control and Eradication Coordinating Council (ZCRCECC) has recorded a total of two human and 24 animal rabies cases in 2018. Dr. Mario Arriola, city veterinarian, on Wednesday said the human rabies cases were reported in Barangays Curuan and Cawit with one case each. Arriola, the executive officer of the […]

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MAKATI, MARIKINA BEEFS UP ANTI-MEASLES DRIVE

February 13, 2019 - 5:53 PM

The local governments of Makati City and Marikina City have intensified the fight against measles in their respective jurisdictions. Beginning today, the Makati City government will be providing measles rubella vaccine to babies aged six to eight months while mumps measles rubella vaccine (MMR) will be given to children aged six months to five. Personnel […]

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KOKO WANTS MEDS FOR MENTAL ILLNESS VAT-FREE

February 13, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has sought for the expansion of the list of value-added tax (VAT)-exempt medicines, to include those prescribed for persons with mental health conditions. Senate Bill No. 2193 filed by Pimentel last Jan. 29 seeks to further amend a provision in the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, particularly Section 109. […]

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ANGARA URGES DOH TO ENSURE STABLE SUPPLY OF MEASLES VACCINES

February 13, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Senator Sonny Angara urged the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure stable supply of measles vaccines in the country, especially in areas where there are outbreaks of the highly contagious disease. “The DOH must ensure consistent and adequate supply of measles vaccines in anticipation of increased demand as many people rush to protect themselves and […]

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GORDON SHOOTS DOWN PROPOSAL TO DECLARE STATE OF CALAMITY IN REGIONS HIT...

February 13, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Senator Richard J. Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, has thumbed down a proposal to declare a state of calamity in the regions hit by the measles outbreak which has already caused at least 70 deaths, with majority of the fatalities coming from CALABARZON (Cavite Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon), as of February 11. During […]

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AFP MEDICAL UNITS READY TO HELP DOH VS. MEASLES OUTBREAK

February 12, 2019 - 7:24 PM

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), through its medical units, is more than ready to help the Department of Health (DOH) in administering measles vaccines to stem the outbreak of the deadly disease. “The AFP is always ready to provide assistance should the Department of Health seek its help in facilitating the nationwide […]

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MASSIVE ANTI-MEASLES DRIVE LAUNCHED IN CALABARZON

February 12, 2019 - 7:22 PM

CALAMBA CITY — The Department of Health (DOH) Calabarzon regional office on Monday directed all Provincial Health Offices (PHOs), City Health Offices (CHOs), National Immunization Program (NIP) coordinators and Provincial Health Team Officers in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon to immediately conduct mass immunization against measles following a significant spike in cases […]

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DOH-11 INTENSIFIES DRIVE VS. MEASLES

February 12, 2019 - 7:20 PM

(R-L) Department of Health (DoH)-11 Director Annabelle Yumang and Dr. Raquel Montejo of the DOH Center for Helath Development discuss the steps to prevent the spread of measles during a press conference in Davao City on Monday. (PNA Photo by Lilian C Mellejor) DAVAO CITY – Despite a low number of measle cases in the Davao Region, […]

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WOMAN, 2 INFANTS DIE OF MEASLES IN PANGASINAN

February 12, 2019 - 7:19 PM

MANGALDAN, Pangasinan — Three people, including infants, died of measles in the province in a span of one week last January, according to a report from the Provincial Health Office (PHO).   PHO said the victims aged eight and nine months old were residents of Barangay Lanas this town, while the 31-year-old female is from Barangay […]

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DOG POPULATION CONTROL AIMS TO ELIMINATE RABIES

February 11, 2019 - 5:28 PM

THE Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) aims to eliminate rabies in Iloilo City through a five-day dog population management program.   “If you control the dog population, yung population of vaccinated dogs would be maintained therefore we can eliminate or prevent possible rabies cases,” said PVMA president Dr. Joy Santos.   As part of the strategy for […]

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MEDICAL MISSION BENEFITS CAVITE TOWN’S INDIGENTS

February 11, 2019 - 1:58 PM

NOVELETA, Cavite — Thousands of poor patients and the elderly of this locality and neighboring Cavite City and Kawit town have benefitted from the three-day “mega medical mission” under the auspices of a United States-based medical corps. At the culminating activity Thursday, Mayor Dino Reyes Chua, along with Vice Mayor Donnie Torres, Cavite City Vice Mayor […]

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GET VACCINATED VS. MEASLES, DOH TELLS PUBLIC

February 9, 2019 - 4:59 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III appeals to parents to have their children vaccinated against measles to avoid contracting and spreading the disease. (Photo by Ma. Teresa Montemayor)  MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday urged the public to have their children vaccinated against measles following its declaration of a measles outbreak in the National Capital […]

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SOLON OPPOSES HOUSE APPROVAL OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL

February 8, 2019 - 5:28 PM

MEDICAL MARIJUANA. Buhay Partylist Representative Lito Atienza Jr. (holding microphone) says medical marijuana use will “definitely” lead to recreational use after the bill legalizing the narcotic plant becomes a law. Beside him during a press conference in Cebu on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, is Human Life International country director Dr. Rene Josef Bullecer. (Photo by Luel […]

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DENR REITERATES WARNING AGAINST SWIMMING IN MANILA BAY

February 7, 2019 - 5:09 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has reiterated its warning against attempting to swim at the Manila Bay as it remains unsafe for such purposes, local reports said.   Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said bathing at the bay is still not advisable due to high levels of fecal coliform, referring to bacteria connected […]

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BLAME OVER EXPANDING MEASLES OUTBREAK ‘UNFAIR’: PAO CHIEF

February 7, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Chief Public Attorney Persida Rueda-Acosta on Wednesday described as “unfair” the criticisms hurled against her and the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) over the measles outbreak in Metro Manila. “Huwag po nilang isisi sa PAO (Don’t put the blame on PAO),” the official told reporters during an interview at the Manila Hotel. “Paano naman kami ang magiging […]

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NOT YET SAFE TO SWIM IN MANILA BAY: DOH

February 6, 2019 - 6:32 PM

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday warned the public against swimming in Manila Bay. In a statement, the DOH said it supports the government’s recent rehabilitation efforts of the bay. However, it advised the public to wait until the bay’s water is deemed safe for recreational swimming. “It still needs to undergo testing […]

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