DUTERTE, GO AGENDA: AILING KIDS TO GET IMMEDIATE HELP

Medical attention for all sick children President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Christopher “Bong” Go vowed to help all sick children that needs immediate medical attention, especially those whose parents are either soldier or police. Early morning Monday, August 12, Duterte and … Continue reading DUTERTE, GO AGENDA: AILING KIDS TO GET IMMEDIATE HELP

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South Cotabato health centers get free P1M health kits from SMI

KORONADAL CITY — Mining firm Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) has turned over health kits to the South Cotabato provincial government intended for all barangay health stations.     Governor Arthur Y. Pingoy Jr. and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Provincial Director Josephine Leysa received 620 health kits in behalf of the provincial local government from Leonardo Cortez Jr., SMI’s regional and provincial affairs superintendent.     “The donation of health kits is our support to the provincial government of South Cotabato to improve basic health services,” Cortez said.     Each kit is composed of two sphygmomanometers and two stethoscopes.    … Continue reading South Cotabato health centers get free P1M health kits from SMI

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Dolphy can’t be declared national artist yet

The hands of President Benigno Aquino III are tied on declaring comedy king Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon as national artist, a Malacanang official said Thursday. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said President Aquino recognizes the contribution of Quizon in the movie industry but he could not name the 83-year-old actor as national artist due to the existing temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing Malacanang from conferring the Order of National Artists award. There has been clamor for Quizon to be named as national artist as he remains in critical condition due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Makati Medical Center. The condition … Continue reading Dolphy can’t be declared national artist yet

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Dolphy remains critical but stable

The country’s King of Comedy, Dolphy, remains in critical but stable condition on Thursday at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Makati Medical Center (MMC), according to one of his son. Film director/actor Eric Quizon said his father’s blood pressure has stabilized and the condition of his kidney has improved. Quizon added that Dolphy’s hemoglobin count remains low and doctors continue to subject him to blood transfusion. The veteran actor-comedian has been cleared of pneumonia, but is suffering from kidney failure. Quizon said his father needs B+ blood because of low hemoglobin count due to kidney complications. He said … Continue reading Dolphy remains critical but stable

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CHAGAS – AMERICAN KISSING BUG SPREADING AIDS-LIKE DISEASE

“NEW AIDS OF THE AMERICAS” INFECTED 8 MILLLION PEOPLE; KILLED 20,000 A YEAR Even as the never-ending search for a perfect cure to the deadly Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) continues, an American bug is spreading a new disease similar to HIV/AIDS, infecting 8 million people and killing 20,000 every year, according to the Public Library of Science’s Neglected Tropical Diseases. In an editorial published in a medical journal called the “The new AIDS of the Americas,” the Public Library of Science’s Neglected Tropical Diseases.said the tropical disease similar to HIV/AIDS epidemic is spread by insects called “chagas” … Continue reading CHAGAS – AMERICAN KISSING BUG SPREADING AIDS-LIKE DISEASE

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HUNT ON FOR PREGNANT WOMAN WITH AIDS

READ: Davao City top in AIDS in Mindanao | DURIANBURGDAVAO … READ: HIV/AIDS CASES IN DAVAO CITY ZOOM UP TO 245 … READ: AIDS candlelight memorial set today | Mindanao Times READ: International AIDS Candlelight Memorial BY JOANNA C. BALANZA Davao City – Health authorities are combing this city for a 20-year old pregnant woman found positive with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which if not properly treated ends up as Acquired Immuno-Defiiciency Syndrome (AIDS). We have lost contact of the woman, said Dr. Jordana Ramiterre, chief of the Reproductive Health and Wellness Center (RHWC) of the Davao City Health Office … Continue reading HUNT ON FOR PREGNANT WOMAN WITH AIDS

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“Huwag kayong mag-alala. I’m okay.”

Thus said Comedy King Dolphy in a “TV Patrol” video message aired on Monday, April 2. Dolphy who’ll turn 84 in July also thanked those who are continuously praying for his good health. “Sa mga kapwa ko artista at kasama sa industriya, sa aking mga kapamilya, mga kapatid, mga kaibigan, at mga sumusuporta sa akin, gusto ko pong magpasalamat sa patuloy ninyong pagdarasal na higit nagpapalakas sa akin ngayon,” he said. He added, “Gustong-gusto ko kayong makapiling. Pero nagpapalakas pa ako ngayon.” According to the “TV Patrol” report, the video message aims to belie rumors about Dolphy’s health. ‘In good … Continue reading “Huwag kayong mag-alala. I’m okay.”

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P200 million hospital to rise in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – World boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao on July 27 led the groundbreaking ceremony for the P200-million Sarangani Medical Center. The 200-bed tertiary medical facility in Alabel town will be the first for Sarangani, and was one of Mr. Pacquiao’s campaign promises for the constituents. The Development Bank of the Philippines is funding the hospital project under the Credit for Better Health Care Program, under the public-private partnership (PPP) initiative of President Benigno Aquino III. Sarangani Gov. Miguel Rene Dominguez assisted Pacquiao and Department of Health officials during the groundbreaking rites at the Capitol … Continue reading P200 million hospital to rise in GenSan

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Department of Health releases P52M health fund to Davao del Norte

by Noel Baguio The Province of Davao del Norte is set to start next week the construction of the new Provincial Health Office (PHO) building, including the improvement of the three district hospitals of the province. With fresh investments coming from the Department of Health, the province is putting up the Provincial Laboratory and Warehouse Building, which will house the PHO Building and the Provincial Blood Bank. Governor Rodolfo del Rosario, together with DOH Assistant Secretary Dr. Romulo Busuego, DOH-XI Regional Director Dr. Teogenes Baluma, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Regional Director Achilles Gerard Bravo led the groundbreaking of … Continue reading Department of Health releases P52M health fund to Davao del Norte

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ComVal strengthens health programs for elderly

Comval LGU-Stroke Society tie up for medical mission The provincial government of Compostela Valley under Gov. Arturo Uy through the Provincial Health Office and the Stroke Society of the Philippines-Southern Mindanao Chapter linked arms to deliver medical mission among target participants on September 19 at the provincial capitol.   The beneficiaries who came from each 11 municipalities in Comval ranged from adults and the elderly suffering from stroke, paralysis, cardiac problems as well as epileptic patients. The mission also catered to pediatric patients, those with mental incapacity and those with ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), autistics and those having Down Syndrome. … Continue reading ComVal strengthens health programs for elderly

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