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Pink eye outbreak shuts schools in American Samoa

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Officials in American Samoa on Friday ordered all public schools in the U.S. island territory closed after nearly 2,300 students and more than 100 teachers contracted pink eye.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

DOH launches sanitation drive to stop surge of mosquitoes in Metro


The Department of Health (DOH) has started a massive mosquito elimination campaign, targeting construction areas, diggings, stagnant canals and waterways all over the metropolis following the sudden increase in mosquitos in some parts of Metro Manila.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | 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 »

Psoriasis patients decry report on ‘flesh-eating’ illness


A group of psoriasis patients decried latest news reports maligning the disease as communicable.

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

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

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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 »

Delhi hospitals overflow with hidden dengue epidemic

An Indian pedestrian protects his face while engulfed in a cloud of pesticide during a dengue prevention spraying in the Old Quarters in New Delhi on October 10, 2013. Nearly 1,400 dengue cases have been reported from the Indian capital and adjoining areas and at least five people have died of dengue in Delhi. AFP

Factory worker Mohammad Awwal is gripped by fever, sweats and the sort of agonising aches that mean his condition is sometimes called “breakbone disease”. It’s an annual plague in India and a hidden epidemic, say experts.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

H1N1 flu outbreak in northern Chile kills 11


At least 11 people have been killed in an outbreak of H1N1 flu virus in northern Chile, where the rate of infection is more than six times higher than the rest of the country, authorities said Thursday.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Singapore fights back against worsening dengue outbreak

Map of Singapore

Singapore is fighting back against a rapidly worsening dengue epidemic by distributing insect repellants to every household and recruiting hundreds of disease control officers, officials said.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Typhoid hits 18 villages in Albay, 66 hospitalized

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At least 66 residents have fallen ill of suspected typhoid fever in 18 villages in the town of Oas in Albay, the Provincial Health Office said Monday.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Crown of thorns outbreak found in Batangas

A DIVER rises to the surface with a crown of thorns starfish removed from the coral reef in Barangay Pinagkilatan, Batangas City. MARRAH ERIKA LESABA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

An outbreak of the poisonous crown of thorn starfish (COTS) has been reported in the sea off a coastal village here, threatening corals in the waters that form part of Isla Verde Passage.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Cholera caused death of fisher in Maguindanao village outbreak, say docs


It was cholera, not diarrhea as earlier reported, that killed on Sunday a male patient, who was among 68 residents admitted at the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center here, following last week’s outbreak in a Maguindanao fishing village that left two people dead and dozens sick.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

  1. US teacher fired over comment on black president
  2. Filipinos, Dutch re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  3. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  4. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  9. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  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. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  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. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’–report
  • Pakistan library named ‘bin Laden,’ as memory fades
  • US teacher fired over comment on black president
  • Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  • Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’
  • Sports

  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors
  • Motivated LeBron James preps for postseason
  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters
  • Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  • Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Multicultural flock marks Good Friday in San Francisco
  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
  • DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus
  • Marketplace