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5 OFWs from Negros quarantined for MERS-CoV tests


Five Negrense overseas workers have been quarantined for possible Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) infection but two so far have been found negative for the disease, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, Negros Occidental provincial health officer, said on Monday.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

9 of Etihad passengers sent to Batangas hospital for MERS-CoV tests – report

Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

At least nine have been sent to a Batangas hospital as they were among the passengers of Etihad flight EY0424, which carried the Filipino nurse who earlier was tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona virus (MERS-CoV), Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported Monday.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Vietnam battles fatal measles outbreak

This picture taken on April 17, 2014 shows a young boy suffering from measles being held by his grandmother at a state-run hospital in Hanoi. Vietnam is battling a deadly outbreak of measles, which has killed more than 100 people -- mostly young children -- and infected thounsands more this year, according to official figures released on April 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO

Vietnam is scrambling to contain a deadly outbreak of measles that has killed more than 100 people, mostly young children, and infected thousands more this year, the government said Friday.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

DOH asks co-passengers of OFW carrier to test for MERS-CoV

Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona, shows how the thermal scanner of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3 works by detecting high temperature from a passenger on Wednesday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER

The Department of Health (DOH) is asking passengers of Etihad Airways flight EY 0424 last April 15 to contact the agency and report their condition after one of their fellow travelers tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 cases of deadly Ebola virus confirmed in Liberia

In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, file photo, A 43 year old Congolese patient, center, who has been confirmed to have Ebola hemorrhagic fever, following laboratory tests, is comforted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Declerck, right, in Kampungu, Kasai Occidental province, Congo. An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is believed to have killed at least 59 people in Guinea and may already have spread to neighboring Liberia, health officials said Monday, March 25, 2014. AP

Liberia’s health minister says two patients have tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, which is already believed to have killed at least 70 people in neighboring Guinea.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Canada has possible Ebola case–health officials


A man returning to Canada from Liberia is seriously ill in hospital after experiencing symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus that has killed dozens in Guinea, health officials have said.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mosquito population explosion not of the nasty kind, says DOH

Aedes aegypti mosquito, carrier of the dengue virus

The Department of Health allayed fears Friday about a possible surge in mosquito-borne diseases, saying the noticeable explosion of the mosquito population involved the less nasty ones.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Large mosquitos in Manila not dengue-carriers – health exec


The large mosquitoes swarming some areas in Metro Manila do not carry the deadly dengue disease, a Department of Health (DOH) official said on Friday.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Unidentified illness kills 23 in Guinea


A mysterious illness has killed at least 23 people in southern Guinea in six weeks, but the disease has yet to be positively identified, the health ministry announced Thursday.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

ABS-CBN anchor on flesh-eating disease report: No intention to sow fear

pangasinan map

ABS-CBN late-night news program “Bandila” broke its silence on Tuesday after its report on a supposed flesh-eating disease in Pangasinan turned out to be a hoax.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH chief: Don’t panic over ‘flesh-eating disease’

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

Health Secretary Enrique Ona urged the public not to panic over a supposed “flesh-eating” skin disease in Pangasinan.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Mysterious flesh-eating disease’ in Pangasinan a hoax–health exec


The so-called “mysterious disease” in Pangasinan that is eating the flesh of its victims is no mystery at all, the provincial health officer said on Tuesday.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

More clerics to visit Arroyo

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. AP FILE PHOTO

More Catholic church leaders are scheduled to visit former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to pray for her good health, for “truth and justice” for her legal cases, and for the well-being of survivors of recent calamities.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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  • Escudero ready to defend self should name appear in Napoles’ list
  • Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute
  • Sports

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  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
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  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
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  • Practical Phytos plans his future
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  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • This time, BIR goes after florists
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  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
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  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
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