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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 »

Vendors may sell by cigarettes but must carry graphic health warning


Vendors could still hawk cigarettes by stick if they came with packaging bearing health warnings, Sen. Pia Cayetano said.

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

FDA warns public about slimming capsules

Photo from fda.gov.ph

Health authorities are warning the public against buying and taking an unregistered brand of slimming capsules that have been found to contain harmful ingredients.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Despite improvement, air pollution levels in Metro still high—DENR

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje AFP FILE PHOTO

Pollution levels in Metro Manila are still higher than acceptable levels set by law, in spite of improvements recorded in the past 10 years, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Reusable bags not free of toxic substances—EcoWaste


Some reusable carry bags are not so Earth-friendly after all.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Dengue surge reported in Central Mindanao


Dengue downed 12,719 people in Central Mindanao last year, almost three times more than the number of people the mosquito-borne disease sent to hospitals in 2012, the regional office of the Department of Health said Wednesday.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Firecracker injuries grew by 9%; review of local ban sought

A man waits for his drug prescription after being treated for his hand injury following the raucous celebration to welcome the New Year Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014, in Manila, Philippines. AP/Bullit Marquez

The total number of injuries caused by firecrackers from Dec. 21, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014 grew by nine percent from the 2012 Christmas to 2013 New Year period, prompting health officials to renew their calls to review the current laws on the use and sale of firecrackers and other explosives.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

China bans officials from smoking in public


China has banned its officials from smoking in public to set an example to the rest of the country that has the world’s largest number of smokers.

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

Fireworks ban in effect in parts of south Metro

TOXIC watch group EcoWaste Coalition warns buyers against charms that supposedly bring the owner good luck after these test positive for harmful chemicals like lead and arsenic. Alexis Corpuz

Some areas in the southern part of Metro Manila are hoping to usher in the New Year without a bang. In Muntinlupa, the city government has imposed a ban on fireworks and firecrackers for the duration of the holiday season.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More firecracker casualties this year, number still rising—DOH


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 »

1,400 corpses remain unburied 7 weeks after ‘Yolanda’


More than a thousand dead victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) lay unburied Saturday, seven weeks after the region was battered by the Philippines’ deadliest storm, residents living alongside the stench said.

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

Cavite firecracker blast victim dies in Manila hospital

AP file photo

Accidents caused by firecrackers claimed their first fatality this year, a 52-year-old man from Imus City, Cavite.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Measles cases up in Metro, says DOH

An Afghan refugee girl cries as a paramedic injects a measles vaccination in Lahore, 17 May 2002. A vaccination programme was launched by provincial Punjab government and UNICEF against measles in Afghan refugee camps near Lahore. Pakistan is still hosting about two million refugees who fled their homeland. (FILM) AFP FILE PHOTO/Arif ALI

The Department of Health warned the public Wednesday about a spike in the incidence of measles in Manila, noting that the number of cases this year was seven times more than a year ago.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  3. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  4. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  5. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  6. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  7. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  8. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  9. Unease in Vatican over cardinal’s luxury flat—report
  10. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  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


  • Intrigues mar signing of Bangsamoro draft law
  • Singson apologizes for delay in Edsa road repairs
  • Congressmen seek end to small-town lottery operations
  • 16-year-old survives in wheel well of US flight
  • MMDA to blame for delay of Edsa reblocking – DPWH exec
  • Sports

  • Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win
  • Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener
  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters
  • Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal
  • Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Business

  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos in Middle East urged not to panic amid MERS-CoV scare
  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
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