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Procession injuries hit 1,686

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Filipino Catholic devotees help a devotee after the latter was able to touch and kiss the image of the Black Nazarene in an annual procession to celebrate its feast day Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. Hundreds of thousands of Filipino Catholics began a raucous religious procession in Manila Thursday to honor a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ in an annual event that organizers say was being held partly to pray for the victims of a monster typhoon that devastated the central Philippines last year. AP

The number of injured in the daylong Black Nazarene procession has breached the 1,000 mark, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

155 injured in procession—PRC

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Photo by Ryan Leagogo, INQUIRER.net

Even before the Black Nazarene could reach Quiapo Church, the number of injured from the procession has shot up to 155.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

53 fall ill, injured during Black Nazarene procession as of 10 a.m.

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A Catholic devotee is carried to an ambulance after fainting during the raucous procession of the centuries-old image of the Black Nazarene in celebration of its feast day Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013 in Manila. AP FILE PHOTO

Fifty-three either fell ill or were injured during the procession of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, the Philippine Red Cross reported as of 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

23 fall ill, injured during Black Nazarene procession

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A Catholic devotee is carried to an ambulance after fainting during the raucous procession of the centuries-old image of the Black Nazarene in celebration of its feast day Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013 in Manila. AP FILE PHOTO

Twenty-three either fell ill or were injured during the procession of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, the Philippine Red Cross reported as of 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Firecracker-related injuries higher in 2014–DOH

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A boy injured by a firecracker weeps at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila early on January 1, 2014, after New Year's celebrations. AFP/NOEL CELIS

Compared to last year, cases of revelry-related injuries are higher by five-percent in 2014 as the latest count shot up to 962 on Saturday, a health official said.

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

New Year’s Eve tally of injuries increasing

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Police in Ilocos Sur province on Thursday formed a task force to look for a person who fired the gun whose bullet killed 3-month-old Von Alexander Llagas in Caoayan town on New Year’s Eve as more cases of stray-bullet injuries were reported across the country.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Firecracker injuries higher in 2014 than in 2013 – DOH

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Photo by Matikas Santos/INQUIRER.net

Despite the government’s repeated warnings against using pyrotechnic products in greeting the New Year, the number of firecracker-related injuries during the holiday revelry increased to 599 in 2014 as compared to the 419 in 2013, a statement from the Department of Health said.

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

Close to 600 injured by firecrackers in PH

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Photo by Matikas Santos/INQUIRER.net

Close to 600 people were injured by firecrackers as the Philippines welcomed the new year in a typically noisy fashion.

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

DOH expects 50-80 firecracker injuries every hour

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Asec Roland Cortez, EAMC chief (center), shows to media the tools that will be used to treat firecracker related injuries. DOH Usec Janette Garin (right) holds up a bone saw used for amputation. Matikas Santos/INQUIRER.net

The Department of Health (DOH) expects 50 to 80 firecracker- related injuries every hour from the New Year’s Eve revelry.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Firecracker injuries worse this year’

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‘KWITIS’ (SKYROCKETS) FOR SALE  Kwitis, among the most popular pyrotechnic products that revelers use to greet the New Year, are displayed on Paulate Street in Guinobatan, Albay, awaiting buyers.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Health officials are worried that this year will be “worse” than the past five years as cases of fireworks-related injuries continue to rise before the New Year, even as a growing number of local governments have banned the use of firecrackers in welcoming 2014.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Injuries from firecrackers, stray bullets rise to 244

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Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag: Measles

The Department of Health said Monday that the number of people who suffered various injuries from firecrackers and stray bullets has risen to 244.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

More firecracker casualties this year, number still rising—DOH

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Despite the authorities’ appeal to the public to use other methods of noise-making for the holidays, the number of firecracker users has increased this year, according to the Department of Health. So have the injuries.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Number of victims from stray bullets rises to 10–PNP

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With a few days more before the New Year, the Philippine National Police said Saturday the number of victims from stray bullets rose to 10.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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