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Better in the Philippines

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Hilot attracts a global following By Lea Manto-Beltran – TODAY, the Philippines marks its claim to be the next center for health and wellness in Asia and the world as the region’s biggest medical tourism and wellness summit starts at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

My take on the reproductive health bill

By Ruffy Biazon – For the first time in so many years and congresses, the debate on the Reproductive Health Bill has finally reached the Plenary. The debates are now raging, not just in the session hall but even in the media, with particular emphasis in print through the Read more »

4 million Filipino youth sexually active – study

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More than four million young Filipinos have already engaged in sexual practices, a recent study by the University of the Philippines Population Institute shows. In her report in GMA News’ 24 Oras, Kara David said that based on Young Adult Fertility Survey 3, a total of 4.32 Filipinos aged 15 Read more »


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By Joseph Pimentel – After working as a traveling nurse for the past five years, Alino, a registered nurse at John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, said there were Filipino nurses in every hospital she was assigned in. From the Houston medical center in Texas, the University of Arizona in Arizona, Read more »

Pinoy doctor on top of the world

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By ELISEO B. SERINA, M.D. – My dream of climbing Mount Everest was about as far-fetched as any dream can get. I’m 68 years old with an irregular heart, gout, lens implants in both eyes, and unable to hear in one ear. I have no experience whatsoever in mountain climbing Read more »

Desperately poor Filipinos sell kidneys

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The men living in the tough Baseco dockside shantytown on Manila Bay carry one of two badges to prove they belong – tattoos for the gang members and surgical scars for the kidney sellers. Built on muck dredged from the bay on the orders of former first lady Imelda Marcos Read more »