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A different kind of pageant in Baguio

BAGUIO PAGEANT Women, like this contestant in photo, gamely answered questions about safe sex, reproductive health and the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases during a pageant in Baguio City. They were bar workers, who created lavish headdresses using indigenous affordable materials for the Ms Babes pageant, one of the city government’s AIDS awareness programs. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Seven women vying for the “Ms Babes” beauty title paraded on the catwalk minus the skimpy swimwear but revealing to judges what they know about reproductive health issues.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Giving birth the ‘Unang Yakap’ way

GINA Avenido with her newborn John Fritch     

Twenty-Year-Old Gina Avenido was brought to the delivery room after her water broke at 8:45 p.m.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

DOH employees remember Flavier as inspirational leader, ‘small giant’


“We have difficulty letting go. But with so much love and affection for Dad, it’s easy to lose the sadness and join you in your celebration and appreciation of the wonderful life that he has lived,” Dr. Jondi Flavier, son of former Sen. Juan Flavier, said in the necrological service held on Tuesday at the Department of Health (DOH) convention hall in Manila.

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

DOH to fully implement RH law by November

Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin Photo from congress.gov.ph

The Department of Health (DOH) is looking at fully enforcing the controversial reproductive health (RH) law by the end of November when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues its certification on artificial contraceptives as “non-abortifacients.”

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Case for RH law: 1 woman dies every week giving birth

In what could be one of the best arguments for the full implementation of the reproductive health (RH) law, health authorities said at least one woman died every week giving birth in Western Mindanao.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »