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Palace: 100 passengers negative for MERS virus

By Aurea Calica/The Philippine Star – At least 100 of the 414 passengers of Etihad Airlines Flight EY 0424 that arrived in the country on April 15 tested negative for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, according to Malacañang. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said they Read more »

Prince Charles secures 5M vaccines for PH typhoon victims

By Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler.com – Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has set up for the delivery of 5 million doses of measles and rubella vaccine to victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan). Health Secretary Enique Ona signed a Deed of Donation accepting the 5 Read more »

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 »