Health Department says measles outbreak has spread to other parts of Luzon and Visayas

News of a measles outbreak is going from bad to worse. The Department of Health (DOH) today announced that the outbreak is present in other areas in Luzon island and as well as in parts of the Visayas. This follows the DOH’s announcement yesterday that there was an outbreak in Metro Manila and Central Luzon. The DOH said ...

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There is now a measles outbreak in Metro Manila, according to the Health Department 

There is now a measles outbreak in Metro Manila, according to the Health Department 

Anti-vaxxers, take heed. The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) has declared today that there is now a measles outbreak in Metro Manila and Central Luzon. From Jan. 1...

PH Congress recommends filing of graft charges vs former President Aquino over Dengvaxia controversy

PH Congress recommends filing of graft charges vs former President Aquino over Dengvaxia controversy

Three years after his term ended, former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III continues to be hounded by the controversy surrounding the anti-dengue vaccine...

NGO calls out netizens who make fun of people with disabilities in ‘Boyet Challenge’

NGO calls out netizens who make fun of people with disabilities in ‘Boyet Challenge’

In the age of ‘wokeness,’ you’d think people would know by now that it’s never right to make fun of persons with disabilities (PWDs). But it turns out that...

PH lawmakers pass bill legalizing medical marijuana on second reading 

PH lawmakers pass bill legalizing medical marijuana on second reading 

Is legalizing medical marijuana actually gaining steam with Philippine lawmakers? It sure looks like it. The Philippines’ House of Representatives approved yesterday a bill...

Former PH president Arroyo admits to using marijuana for pain; backs its legalization

Former PH president Arroyo admits to using marijuana for pain; backs its legalization

Former Philippine president and current House of Representatives Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo uses marijuana, people. Well, the medical kind. Arroyo yesterday said she has...

Duterte signs law that lets minors test for HIV without parents 

Duterte signs law that lets minors test for HIV without parents 

Here’s a win for Filipino HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) advocates. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that allows some minors to get tested for the...

LOOK: Hospital waste spotted floating in Cebu

LOOK: Hospital waste spotted floating in Cebu

Nobody wants to see trash floating on bodies of water but that’s exactly what this guy recently found in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Facebook user Connell Croft shared a now-viral...

Health ministry reports injuries caused by firecrackers during holidays total 236

Health ministry reports injuries caused by firecrackers during holidays total 236

Looks like the Philippines started the new year safely as the number of firecracker-related injuries decreased dramatically. The Department of Health (DOH) today announced that...

4 dead after drinking coconut wine in Laguna

4 dead after drinking coconut wine in Laguna

Four men died after drinking lambanog (coconut wine) in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, a village official said today. ABS-CBN News reported that five men drank the wine in the village of...


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