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CBCP vows to uphold sacredness of life

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Archbishop Socrates Villegas. FILE PHOTO

As the country celebrates Easter Sunday, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines is exhorting Filipinos to renew their faith in the doctrine of the resurrection of the body and to be good stewards of health.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Employers told to abide by overtime rules for holiday work

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

The Department of Labor and Employment reminded employers Tuesday to abide by the pay rules for the Holy Week holidays.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palm Sunday: Giving, loving make week holy

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STRICTLY SYMBOLIC. Palm fronds (“palaspas”) decorate Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City for blessing on Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. The Church says Filipinos should give the palaspas no other meaning than a symbol of welcome at the triumphant entry of Jesus to Jerusalem. It’s plain superstitious to use a blessed palm to ward off evil spirits or as protection against lightning and other disasters. RAFFY LERMA

Stewardship must hurt.Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas imparted this message to the Catholic faithful who will have their palm fronds blessed in churches today in observance of Palm Sunday, the last Sunday of Lent and the start of the most solemn period of Holy Week.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

FDA warns of unregistered eye drops

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Screengrab photo from http://www.fda.gov.ph

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public Saturday not to use an unregistered eye drop being sold in the market that claims to be good for a host of eye ailments but has not passed muster.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DPWH orders contractors to remove road barriers

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Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways ordered its contractors with ongoing road works on Friday to clear the national highways of obstructions and idle equipment in anticipation of the volume of travellers this Holy Week.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

FDA bans cooking oil, sugar from Valenzuela firm

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Superintendent Jimmy Daza, deputy chief of the CIDG Anti-Transnational Crime Unit, shows one of the two truckloads of seized cooking oils and contaminated sugar. JULLIANE LOVE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net

The Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about cooking oil and sugar products sold illegally by a company based in Valenzuela City.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Comelec: Puerto Princesa recall petition sufficient but…

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Edward Hagedorn: Eyeing Puerto Princesa mayoral post. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has found the petition for the recall of Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron sufficient in form, but the election body must first find the money to finance the second recall election in the city’s history.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Free info on HIV now just a text away

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With the increasing number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases, which could lead to the fatal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) has tapped the latest technology to boost its awareness campaign about the disease.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Warning out on 2 recalled drugs

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings to consumers and medical practitioners on Saturday after two pharmaceutical companies recalled batches of medicines, one for heart disease and the other for breast cancer.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

FDA recalls batch of local peanut butter brand

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The Food and Drug Administration has warned the public against buying a batch of a peanut butter brand found to contain high levels of an “antinutrient” or toxin.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

544 firms adopt flexible work week

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More than 500 establishments voluntarily adopted flexible work arrangements, such as the compressed work week, in 2013 to improve business competitiveness and productivity, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No reason to void poll result–Comelec

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Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

There is no basis to declare null and void the results of the 2013 senatorial elections.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

HIV cases rose 43% to 486 in February; 16 AIDS deaths reported — DOH

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Four hundred eighty-six new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), were reported in February, a 43-percent increase from figures seen in the same period in 2013, the Department of Health said.

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

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