Barangay chiefs warned: Activate anti-drug council or face suspension

MANILA — Newly-elected barangay captains who will fail to implement a functional Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) will be facing suspension, an official of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) warned Saturday. According to DILG Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin B. Diño, all elected barangay captains who will assume their post starting July 1 … Read More

WHO experts in Manila to help in Dengvaxia assessment : DOH

  MANILA –The Department of Health (DOH) said six medical experts from World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Manila on Monday to help the agency in establishing a stronger surveillance and assessment system among Dengvaxia recipients. “We want to have a stronger surveillance system which is more tailor fitted towards Dengvaxia (recipients),” said DOH Undersecretary Enrique … Read More

UP-PGH to present initial report on Dengvaxia-linked deaths Friday

  MANILA – The health department is expecting to receive the preliminary result of the review on the cause of death of 14 recipients of the Dengvaxia vaccine on Friday, an official said Thursday. “Yung first 14 cases na ni-refer natin sa PGH (Philippine General Hospital), ang pangako nila ay by Friday, meron na silang preliminary report. So ine-expect natin na matatanggap yan bukas (The University of … Read More