DoH to hunt down 2.5m Pinoys with tb

August 18, 2019
THE Department of Health and its partners World Health Organization, United States Agency for International Development and Global Fund formally recognized their commitment to completely eliminate tuberculosis by signing a joint pledge of support in a bid to take the Philippines off the list of countries with the highest TB burden in the world.

Banned, suspended

August 18, 2019
TWENTY-ONE foreign recruitment agencies and direct employers were blacklisted and 19 erring local recruitment firms were suspended while the licenses of others were cancelled in a continuing bid by the government to rid the overseas placement industry of misfits, the labor department reported over the weekend.

US quintet rips Spain in friendly

Khris Middleton added 12 points and Kemba Walker scored 11 with eight assists, six rebounds and two steals for the United States, who head to Australia on Saturday where they will play two friendlies against the Aussies and one against Canada before the World Cup starts in China on August 31.

On the doorstep of a grand slam

August 17, 2019
Now, talks of a grand slam began to pervade the air moments after that 102-90 Game 6 win last Friday in a win where the team’s big three in Chris McCullough, June Mar Fajardo and Christian Standhardinger, combined for 72 points and 32 rebounds in a rare show of their dominance simultaneously on a given night.

Katrina feels better with new role

August 17, 2019
KATRINA Halili confesses that she feels ill at ease with her role as Lillian in the new GMA afternoon soap, ‘Prima Donnas’, that starts airing this Monday afternoon after “Hanggang sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko”. “Naninibago ako kasi, for a change, mabait ako rito,” she says. “E, the viewers know me more as a contravida na puro kasamaan ang ginagawa sa soaps ko before. Nakaka-stress din naman lagi ang mag-contravida, nakaka-wrinkles. So dito, bait-baitan mode muna ako as Lilian, the woman chosen by Wendell Ramos and Glaiza de Castro to be the surrogate mom of their children. Yung fertilized eggs nila, nilagay sa akin para ipagbuntis ko at hindi lang isang baby kundi triplets ang nabuo.”

Erich ayaw maging supporting nina Kim at Xian

August 17, 2019
‘CREATIVE differences’ ang sinabing dahilan ng pagba-back out umano ni Erich Gonzales sa bago sana nitong teleserye, ang “Love Thy Woman” na siyang magiging reunion TV series ng magkasintahang Kim Chiu at Xian Liam na pinamamahalaan ni Jeffrey Jethurian under Dreamscape Entertainment. Pinalitan si Erich ng `Halik’ star na si Yam Concepcion.

Juday, may pressure sa titulong teleserye queen?

August 17, 2019
Sa ngayon, napapanood si Juday bilang isang psycho serial killer sa "Ang Probinsiyano" ni Coco Martin. Malayo ito sa mga karakter na madalas niyang gampanan sa telebisyon at pelikula. Kaya naman marami ang 'di sang-ayon sa kanyang offbeat role. As Jane in the hit series, the Young Superstar portrays the role to a T. Bagay sa kanya 'yung sweet-sweetan at bait-baitan pero pumapatay. Kaya very challenging ang role dahil sa iba-ibang emotions na ipinapakita niya. Right move ito para sa career niya bilang aktres. At least, may bago sa kanya.

Killer plastic

The discovery soon after of another orphaned dugong brought the sea cows celebrity status, the attention of a Thai princess -- who named the second one “Jamil” -- and round-the-clock webcasts giving viewers a front-row seat to feedings and treatment.

Palace piqued by China ships

August 17, 2019
“But I suppose taking that up will also be important because, as Mr. Lorenzana said...the incident has been repeatedly done and, therefore, it is becoming an irritant, and we have to know exactly why they’re passing through that strait when the shortest route going to China can be done on a different route,” he added.

Solons call for textbooks probe

”This is not the first time that this has happened. Issues about the quality of the textbooks used in our public schools have been raised before, and we are concerned that those in DepEd involved in procuring these materials have not been able to address these issues,” he stressed.

House panel sets inquiry on POGO

Pointing out that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) need to secure necessary working permits and pay their taxes, Yap said the government should also require the same for foreign workers who wish to work in the country particularly in the online gaming industry.

Landmark law confab set this month

Foreign Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. described the 7th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society for International Law (AsianSIL), as the “most important international law event that will take place in the Philippines this year.” It will be the first time the Philippines will be hosting this event.