Archive for October, 2006

Logo-making contest

The Cervical Cancer Prevention Network Program (CECAP), a shared commitment of the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) and JHPIEGO (an affiliate of Johns Hopkins) in coordination with The Cancer Institute of UPM-Philippine General Hospital is launching a logo making contest as part of its awareness raising program to increase information on cervical cancer, how […]

October 31, 2006   Posted in: Health  234 Comments

Nag-iisahan ang mga tuso

Maraming haka-haka tungkol sa hidwaan sa Malacañang sa isyu ng People’s Initiative. Usap-usapan ang paghihiwalay raw ng law firm na Villaraza& Angangco kay Arroyo. Ang Vllaraza& Angangco ay dating Carpio Villaraza &Cruz na siyang tumulong sa kandidatura ni Arroyo noon pang 1998 nang nagtangka siyang tumakbo sa pagka-presidente. (Hindi siya natuloy at nagging bise-presidente kay […]

October 31, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  71 Comments

Binay scores again

Just got a text from Joey Salgado, with Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay’s media office: Sandiganbayan third division junked graft case against Mayor Binay for lack of probable cause. Case filed by Bobby Brillante was in connection with the purchase of office furniture and partitions.

October 30, 2006   Posted in: General  89 Comments

Hospital lessons

Last week I had my annual medical check up at The Medical City in Pasig. What a pleasant experience!. Because they have an efficient system, I was able to have my blood test, ECG, and mammogram in one morning. Prior to my chest and abdominal CT scan, the receptionist in the radiology desk gave me […]

October 30, 2006   Posted in: Health, Malaya  838 Comments

Fearing JDV plot, GMA dumped PI’

(The following article appeared in Malaya today. All is not well in Gloria Arroyo’s Enchanted Kingdom.) BY DENNIS GADIL FEARING a “coup” by Speaker Jose de Venecia, it was President Arroyo who dumped at the last-minute the people’s initiative to amend the 1987 Constitution by sending out word she would not be averse to a […]

October 30, 2006   Posted in: General  310 Comments

One year today

This blog is now one year old. Thank you all very much who have supported this blog. I have learned a lot from you and I’ll try my best to make this worth your while.

October 28, 2006   Posted in: General  327 Comments

Secretary Duque explains

In reply to my Oct. 26 column in Abante on the death of nine infants at the Rizal Medical Center, Health Secretary Francisco Duque wrote the following explanation: Greetings. Please allow me to reiterate that the Department of Health (DOH) has not absolved the hospital authorities now facing charges for the alleged neonatal sepsis deaths […]

October 28, 2006   Posted in: Health, Web Links  279 Comments

The battle ahead

After we have savored the joy of seeing justice upheld and the Constitution protected, it’s time to prepare for more vicious strategies of Gloria Arroyo and her minions to carry out her plan to change the Constitution because that’s one of the few remaining survival options for her. (The other is martial law.) Truth and […]

October 27, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  1,368 Comments

Ang buhay mahirap

Kawawa naman ang nangyari sa pamilya ng mga namatayan ng sanggol sa Rizal Medical Center. Sa imbestigasyon na isinagawa ng Department of Health ang mga nanay pa ang may kasalanan ng pagkamatay ng kanilang mga anak. Pambihira naman buhay ito. Nanganak ka sa ospital. Kahit sabihin mong government hospital yun, gumastos ka pa rin. Namatay […]

October 26, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  207 Comments

Making life harder for men of honor

While we rejoice over the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the fake People’s Initiative initiated by Malacañang, the honorable men in uniform who are detained at Fort Bonifacio are being subjected to more punishment. AFP Chief of Staff Hermogenes Esperon ordered the transfer of six of the 13 Marine officers to Sangley in Cavite. The six […]

October 25, 2006   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  186 Comments