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Miriam, Tito Sotto spar over RH bill

by Chiara Zambrano MANILA, Philippines – “Mahihirapang magkumbinsihan dito.” This is how Senator Tito Sotto assessed the outcome of plenary debates on the reproductive health (RH) bill, after the first interpellation adjourned past 6 in the evening on Monday. The interpellation, with RH bill co-sponsors Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago Read more »

FVR, celebs give boost to RH bill

abs-cbnNEWS.com MANILA, Philippines – Former President Fidel V. Ramos, lawmakers, Cabinet officials, members of the academe, and celebrities aired their support for the reproductive health (RH) bill and President Benigno Aquino III during the launch of their Purple Ribbon campaign on Wednesday.

Nurses join 5-day strike in protest over healthcare fees

By Henni Espinosa OAKLAND, California – About 800 nurses from Children’s Hospital of Oakland began a 5-day strike this morning. About 30 percent of the staff are Filipino. The walkout is to protest management’s efforts to make the nurses pay a portion of their health care insurance, which would Read more »

Coast Guard to secure Manila Bay for swimmers

By Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will deploy divers and use rubber boats to ensure the safety of families who are expected to flock to Manila Bay today, despite warnings from the city government against swimming in its polluted waters, an Read more »

All steps taken vs bird flu, Palace reassures public

Malacañang on Saturday reassured the public that all concerned agencies are taking the necessary steps to prevent the entry of the bird flu virus into the Philippines.

Obesity in Young Filipinos Rising

By Gabriel S. Mabutas – Obesity is now on the rise among Filipino adults ages 20 and up, and threatens to increase the number of people having degenerative diseases like heart disease, hypertension and diabetes mellitus, as study conducted by the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) showed.