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Google doodle honors Dr. Fe del Mundo, inventor and first woman admitted to Harvard med school

By Kristine Joy Patag/philstar.com – Google on Tuesday paid tribute to Dr. Fe del Mundo, fondly called as the “Mother of Philippine pediatrics,” on her 107th birth anniversary with a doodle. Del Mundo is shown in the doodle with a stethoscope, checking a boy. She was shown in Read more »

Tourists from China are ‘illegal workers,’ Senate panel learns

By DJ Yap/inquirer.net – Tens of thousands of Chinese from mainland China have been entering the Philippines as tourists before obtaining short-term special permits to work in online gambling operations, a Senate panel learned on Monday. At a hearing of the Senate labor committee, Sen. Joel Villanueva expressed alarm and Read more »

Senate to probe influx of illegal Chinese workers

By Dexter Cabalza, DJ Yap, Jovic Yee/inquirerdotnet – Sen. Joel Villanueva on Friday assailed the growing number of illegal Chinese workers who “shamelessly robbed” Filipinos of jobs and also operated clandestine online gambling as he urged authorities to stem the tide of illegal foreign workers, especially from China. In a Read more »

DOH says FDA Philippines to recall blood pressure drugs

By Llanesca T. Panti/GMA News – The Department of Health said Monday the Food and Drug Administration Philippines intends to recall blood pressure maintenance drugs in the market if found to be part of the batches that were alerted by FDA’s US counterpart for voluntary recall. FDA Philippines has Read more »

Balangiga bells expected to begin journey to the Philippines after Nov. 14

By JP SORIANO/GMA News – The Balangiga bells seized by American soldiers as war booty in the 1900s and are currently placed in Wyoming, United States are expected to begin their journey back to the Philippines after a military ceremony on November 14. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Read more »

Duterte signs Filipino Sign Language into law

via ABS-CBN News – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday signed a law that declares the Filipino Sign Language as the national sign language of the Filipino Deaf. The Filipino Sign Language Act also declares the country’s national sign language as the official sign language of the government in Read more »

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