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Pinoy doctor pioneers opioid-free robotic surgery in Philadelphia

By Don Tagala/ABS-CBN North America News Bureau – A Filipino doctor at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia is making history in robotic surgery and prevention of opioid addiction among patients. Dr. Ian Soriano, a University of the Philippines Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine graduate, together with plastic surgeon doctor Suhail Read more »

Fact check: Is medical marijuana already allowed in the Philippines?

By Patricia Lourdes Viray/philstar.com – There is no need for a law legalizing medical marijuana in the Philippines as it is already allowed, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Tuesday. “That is what is in the law already. It is allowed already, there is just a process they should know Read more »

George H.W. Bush secretly sponsored a Filipino child for 10 years. Read some of the letters they sent each other

By Andrea Diaz/CNN – Even after his death, George H.W. Bush continues to warm our hearts. The 41st President sponsored a 7-year-old boy in the Philippines for ten years using a pseudonym, the nonprofit who connected them revealed. Through Compassion International, a nonprofit organization that uses local churches to help Read more »

Philippines among least generous in Southeast Asia, study suggests

By Gaea Katreena Cabico/philstar.com – Filipinos are among the least civically engaged people in Southeast Asia, a Gallup global report suggests. The Philippines obtained a score of 28 on Gallup’s “The World’s Most Generous” index, while its neighbor Indonesia—a lower middle-income country—topped the rankings alongside Australia with a score of Read more »

SC orders Angkas to cease operations anew

By CNN Philippines Staff – Customers of motorcycle ride-hailing service Angkas will have to find another way to move through traffic once again. In a resolution released to the public Wednesday, the Supreme Court granted the petition filed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Read more »

Balangiga bells on the way home

By Eimor P. Santos/CNN Philippines – The historic Balangiga bells, seized by American soldiers from a church in Eastern Samar in 1901, are on their way home. Photos released by the United States Embassy on Saturday showed two of the bells’ journey home –after being removed from display at an Read more »