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Comelec wants early public scrutiny of source code for automated polls

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The chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has announced the constitutional body is considering making available early to public scrutiny the source code of the automated election system (AES) that will be used in the 2016 balloting without waiting for international certification.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CBCP execs want Aquino’s final answer

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Are you running or not? Just say yes or no. Tired of President Aquino’s nebulous answers to questions about whether he’s supporting his allies’ moves to amend the Constitution so he could run for a second term, officials of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Sunday urged him to quit hedging and give the nation a straight answer.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DOH sets deworming drive


The Department of Health (DOH) is conducting a massive deworming campaign in Metro Manila in September following findings that intestinal worms continue to be a problem among children, mostly those living in poor, unsanitary environs.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Drug firm withdraws medicine for heart ailment from market

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A pharmaceutical firm has voluntarily recalled from the market a drug used in the treatment of ischaemic heart disease due to non-compliance with the recommended guidelines for the manufacture and sale of drug and active pharmaceutical products.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t to make mental healthcare accessible

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Soon more doctors, particularly in the provinces, will be able to treat patients with common mental problems and more local hospitals will have beds for psychiatric patients.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »