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PH among top nations with TB, says WHO

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Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag

The Philippines is among the four countries that account for 93 percent of the tuberculosis cases and deaths in the Western Pacific region, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

’Cracker victim ‘brain dead’

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A boy is brain dead while his friend has lost his hands and an eye after the firecrackers they thought were duds suddenly blew up in their faces in Quezon City last week.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Firecracker injuries breaches 800 mark

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A firecracker victim arrives at Dr. Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila during New Year revelry.  PHOTO BY RICHARD REYES

The number of firecracker-related injuries has reached 804 as of 6 a.m. Thursday, Health Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag said.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Firecracker users up despite plea by authorities

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AP FILE PHOTO

Despite the authorities’ appeal to the public to use alternative methods of noise-making for the holiday revelries, the number of firecracker users has increased this year, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DOH anticracker drive launched Gangnam style

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cartoon, december 8, 2012

Dr. Eric Tayag is doing the Oppa Gangnam Style dance moves in place of pushing the health department’s customary antifirecracker campaign.

Posted: December 8th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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