Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

President Duterte is alive!

After a six-day absence, President Duterte re-appeared at the Eid-al-ftir celebration in Malacañang Tuesday evening. That ended grim speculations that prompted Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella to assure the public earlier in the days that the President is “alive and well.” In a press briefing, Abella allayed concerns about the Duterte’s prolonged absence from public activities […]

June 28, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Health  3 Comments

Video of Pres. Duterte June 15 departure for Davao

June 17, 2017  Tags:   Posted in: Governance, Health  6 Comments

Malacañang releases photo to prove Pres. Duterte is not sick and is working

Malacanang press statement: PRRD at the Villamor Air Base and Bahay ng Pagbabago President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Philippine Air Forces officials during his visit at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on June 15, 2017. Moreover, to quell rumors that the President is sick, Special Assistant to the President Bong Go shared […]

June 16, 2017  Tags:   Posted in: Governance, Health  2 Comments

Road Safety fellowship for journalists

The 2015 World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on Road Safety estimates 10,379 fatalities in the country a year, half of them motorcycle riders, followed by pedestrians. That’s more than 10,000 families deprived of a father, a mother, a brother, a sister or a member of the family, many of them were breadwinners caused by […]

January 30, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Health, Media, Road Safety  No Comments

It’s stomach upset, not jet lag; latest version why Duterte missed APEC dinner

So it was not jet lag that was the reason why President Duterte was absent in the gala dinner heads of state attending the 2017 Leaders Meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in Lima, Peru last Saturday as he earlier told reporters. It’s stomach upset. In his interview at the Wireless Catholic Cemetery in […]

November 25, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: Health, Media  4 Comments

The public’s right to know about the President’s health

President Duterte’s absence in two traditional events in the 2017 summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC once again raises the need for Malacañang to inform the public of the health of the 71-year old chief executive. We know it’s a sensitive subject for Duterte but the public’s concern is valid and recognized […]

November 22, 2016  Tags:   Posted in: Governance, Health  9 Comments

Dear next president: How will you make the country’s roads safe?

By Dinna Louise C. Dayao They were all in their teens. John Russel Garcia, John Paul Tena, Kirby Bokingo, Jaymee Gubaton, Bren Loren Calabines, and Rodalyn Bautista were graduating Grade 10 students. They had their whole lives ahead of them: graduations, college, careers. But everything ended in a fiery crash on a road in Tagaytay […]

April 23, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Health  One Comment

Road safety journalism award launched

By Jake Soriano, VERA Files Journalist and VERA Files trustee Ellen Tordesillas announced on April 12 the launch of a new award to honor the best student work on road safety issues. The Chit Estella Road Safety Journalism Award, named in honor of journalist Lourdes “Chit” Estella-Simbulan, will be given next year as a special […]

April 22, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: Health, Vera Files  2 Comments

Don’t forget ill persons who are not physically disabled

The law signed by President Aquino March 23 exempting persons with disabilities from the value-added tax is a whiff of balm in the current toxic (Philippines as money laundering center of the $81 million bank heist and the negative vibes of the election campaign) atmosphere. The law, Republic Act No. 10754, which amends Republic Act […]

April 1, 2016  Tags:   Posted in: Health, Human Rights  2 Comments

My Christmas wish list

I have only three items in my Christmas wish list. First, may the sick be healed. May they be given the strength to cope with the trials they are going through. Special mention in my list is the healing of my niece Rachelle who is battling cancer. She has conquered cancer of the breast and […]

December 24, 2015  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections, Health  One Comment