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 »

CHED to hold order removing Filipino as required college subject

By Sofia Tomacruz/rappler.com – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said it will wait for the Supreme Court’s (SC) final decision before implementing a 2013 memorandum order removing Filipino, Panitikan, and Constitution as required general education subjects in college. CHED Chairperson Prospero De Vera III on Wednesday night, November 14 Read more »

Filipino musical ‘Marco Polo’ ends successful preview run in Berlin

By Carol Ramoran/rappler.com – Following well-received preview runs in Manila, Paris, and London, Marco Polo: When You Find Your True Love staged seven shows in the German capital from October 31 to November 4. The play, set in 1271, tells the story of Venetian merchant and explorer Marco Polo, his 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 »

Philippine Airlines Flight attendant feeds hungry infant mid-flight after mother runs out of formula

By Caitlin O’Kane/CBS NEWS – Flight attendant Patrisha Organo was just doing her job on a Philippine Airlines flight Wednesday when she received another call of duty. Organo, a new mother, switched gears from flight attendant into mom mode when she heard a crying baby mid-flight. The flight attendant, who Read more »

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