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Palace renews appeal to plane passengers to test for MERS—CoV

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang’s appeal to all passengers of Etihad Airways flight EY 0424 last April 15 to undergo medical tests grew louder on Sunday.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CBCP vows to uphold sacredness of life

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 »

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 »

OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines

Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Wednesday said an overseas Filipino worker who recently arrived in Manila was tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Avoid whipping, nailing to cross, advises DOH

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday urged penitents to practice other forms of atonement other than whipping themselves bloody and nailing themselves to crosses as part of their Lenten rituals and sacrifice, saying these practices may cause serious health problems.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon: I love bicycles; let’s build bike lanes


To help alleviate the country’s air pollution woes, Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday called on local government units (LGUs) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to move towards making major roads and thoroughfares conducive to bikers and other pedestrians.

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

Home remedies won’t work vs rabies, says doc


A doctor who oversees Valenzuela City’s Animal Bite Center has warned residents against using traditional or old-fashioned remedies as city officials noted that two people have died of rabies since the start of the year.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »


“Palapa,” a dish common in Lanao del Sur province and which will not be complete without “sakurab”. KARLOS MANLUPIG

“Sakurab” is an herb with long, hollow green leaves. Unlike ordinary onions, the sakurab has a smaller bulb and a less pungent smell.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Obama taps budget guru, technocrat for health job

President Barack Obama, stands with his nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary, Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 11, 2014, where he made the announcement. Burwell would replace Kathleen Sebelius who announced her resignation Thursday. AP.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run President Barack Obama’s much maligned health care overhaul, would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington’s toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health care industry.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China circumcision patient held over doctor’s murder—media


A Chinese man “dissatisfied” with his circumcision is suspected of killing a doctor at the hospital where the operation was carried out, state media reported Wednesday.

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

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM: Bureau of Animal Industry OIC on safe meat

Extreme heat causes significant stress and even death in livestock. Protect yourself and avoid eating ‘double-dead’ meat (taken from animals that have died of disease).—Rubina Cresencio, officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Animal Industry

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

WHO warns public vs small, deadly pests


They are small but terrible. To mark World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday urged the public to be vigilant against mosquitoes, mites, ticks and fleas, among other tiny creatures that account for one million deaths globally every year.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

INQUIRER.net readers raise P170,000 for Ashley

Cleofe Navarro, 54, carries her granddaughter Ashley Ann Nepomuceno, 6, inside the MRT. Nepomuceno suffers from a rare skin disease called epidermolysis bullosa and has stage 1 bone marrow cancer. Photo by Kristine Angeli Sabillo

Readers of INQUIRER.net raised P170,000 on Monday morning for the medication of cancer patient Ashley Ann Nepomuceno, 6.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

  1. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  4. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  5. Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties
  6. Bar proctor suspended for photographing test papers
  7. Collector Danny Garcia says Inquirer worth more than news
  8. Meteor shower to light up PH skies
  9. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  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. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • Persistence pays off for The 1975
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  • Technology

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  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
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  • Gigi’s home
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  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
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  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
  • Aquino, Obama to tackle US pivot to Asia during state visit
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