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Sinat as a Pinoy medical concept

By Dr. Michael L. Tan/GMANews.com – Last Wednesday at the Philippine Pediatric Society’s national convention, I delivered a paper on Filipino concepts of wellness in children. I started out noting how physicians and other health professionals focus mainly on quantitative measurements – blood pressure, blood chemistry, body temperature Read more »

Locals, biologists face off over Philippine whale shark feeding

By David Loh – Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds – to swim with whale sharks, the world’s largest fish. Whale sharks are Read more »

What is a Filipino? Looking at our DNA for the answers

Dr. Michael Purugganan, NYU Dean for Science – What’s your mix? Remember that infamous advertising campaign a few months ago, which raised the ire of the Philippine public? Extolling the virtues of Filipinos who were “mixed” —part-Filipino, part something else— it was really meant to be a celebration Read more »