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DOH: Measles outbreak in MM

By Mayen Jaymalin/The Philippine Star – The Department of Health (DOH) has declared an outbreak of potentially deadly measles in several districts in at least nine cities in Metro Manila. The outbreak was declared over the weekend in Quiapo, Sampaloc, Tondo, Binondo, Sta. Cruz, Port Area and Sta. Mesa in Read more »

Aquino signs universal health care law

By Noemi M. Gonzales – A Measure providing universal health care was signed into law by President Benigno S.C. Aquino III. “All citizens of the Philippines shall be covered by the National Health Insurance Program,” read Republic Act 10606, which amended the National Health Insurance Act of 1995. The Read more »

House passes RH bill on second reading

By Karen Boncocan INQUIRER.net – MANILA, Philippines—After fourteen years of being stuck in Congress, legislators finally put to a historic vote and passed the Reproductive Health Bill before dawn Thursday. With 113 votes on affirmative, 104 negative and three abstention, the RH Bill was approved on second reading, the Read more »

Miriam: RH bill can’t be held hostage by one senator

By Marvin Sy (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago yesterday said she will not allow the Reproductive Health (RH) bill to be held hostage by the whims of one person and have it take a backseat indefinitely. Santiago and Sen. Pia Cayetano, co-author of the RH Read more »

Meatless Mondays movement pushes veggies on Pinoys

By Laurel Fantauzzo – Heart disease. Cancer. Diabetes. Stroke. Obesity. Last month, on October 17, the start of National Health Education Week, Dr. Custer Deocaris faced hundreds of students at Tarlac State University, asking them if any of their loved ones were stricken with these ills.

Miriam, Tito Sotto spar over RH bill

by Chiara Zambrano MANILA, Philippines – “Mahihirapang magkumbinsihan dito.” This is how Senator Tito Sotto assessed the outcome of plenary debates on the reproductive health (RH) bill, after the first interpellation adjourned past 6 in the evening on Monday. The interpellation, with RH bill co-sponsors Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago Read more »