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Firecracker-related injuries higher in 2014–DOH

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 »

DOH calls for alternative noise makers as 21 hurt by firecrackers since Dec. 21


Health officials renewed its appeal to the public to use alternative methods of noise-making for the Christmas and New Year revelry as it recorded a total of 21 cases of fireworks-related injuries as of Tuesday morning.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

7-year-old stray bullet victim battling for life


A seven-year-old child who has been inside the surgical intensive care unit of a Quezon City hospital after being hit in the head by a stray bullet during the New Year revelry survived two cardiac arrests early Wednesday, her attending physician said.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

World to welcome in New Year with a bang

Visitors watch a dazzling fireworks display at Quezon City memorial Circle on Friday night, a day before New Year’s Eve. RAFFY LERMA

Sydney will Monday kick off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013 from Dubai to Paris and London, with long-isolated Yangon joining the global pyrotechnics for the first time.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sleeping drunk man killed by train in Quezon

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A drunken man was accidentally killed when he was sideswept by a passing train in Tagkawayan, Quezon early dawn Saturday, police said.

Posted: January 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »