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Fireworks-related injuries rise to 164 after New Year’s Eve

Jan 01, 2020 - 11:39 AM

(UPDATED) The number is 35% lower than last year's 249 injuries, says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

FIREWORKS. A worker assembles light sticks to sold in pyrotechnic stores in Bulacan. December 27, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Fireworks-related injuries rise to 62 ahead of New Year

Dec 31, 2019 - 3:16 PM

(UPDATED) Nearly half of the cases involve illegal firecrackers

FIRECRACKERS. To avoid accidents and injuries, the government discourages the use of firecrackers during New Year celebrations. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Fireworks-related injuries rises to 54 since December 21 – DOH

Dec 30, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The number of this year's cases is now 4 cases higher compared to the same period in 2018, even with a reminder from the health department to skip fireworks for the holidays

Sotto wants to regulate firecracker use

Dec 29, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto has filed a bill that seeks to prohibit the unsupervised use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices

ILLEGAL FIRECRACKERS. Members of Task Force Malasakit-Office of the Mayor confiscate illegal firecrackers along Ilaya street in Divisoria, Manila on December 4, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

DOH: Firecracker injuries rise to 46 since December 21

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:19 PM

The Department of Health says many of the injuries were caused by illegal firecrackers

INJURIES. In this file photo from January 1, 2019, a man injured from using firecrackers is rushed to the emergency room of the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

DOH: 22 fireworks-related injuries since December 21

Dec 27, 2019 - 6:02 PM

The health department says this is 35% lower compared to cases recorded during the same period in 2018

NEW YEAR INJURIES. In this file photo, victims of firecrackers in January 2019 were treated in the emergency room at Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. Photo by Lito Borras

At least 250 vapes confiscated in Central Visayas

Nov 22, 2019 - 6:32 PM

At least 100 vapes are confiscated in Cebu alone. No arrests are made in the crackdown on electronic cigarettes and other smoking devices.

CONFISCATED. At least 250 confiscated Vapes from Central Visayas are confiscated. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Duterte warns judges against challenging vape ban

Nov 20, 2019 - 11:14 PM

The President's remark is the latest show of disregard for the independence of the judiciary and the role of lawyers

WARNING. President Rodrigo Duterte warns judges against interfering with his crackdown on vaping devices. Malacañang photo

Duterte to ban use, importation of vape devices

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:18 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's order comes after the Department of Health confirmed the first Evali case in the country

DOH confirms 1st case of vaping-related illness in PH

Nov 15, 2019 - 5:41 PM

A 16-year-old girl from the Visayas is the first confirmed case of e-cigarette or vape-associated lung injury in the Philippines

Top NBA rookie Zion out for the rest of Summer League 2019

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:42 AM

Zion Williamson sits out the remainder of the NBA Summer League after a collision in his debut game

STAYING SAFE. Zion Williamson sits out of the 2019 NBA Summer League for precautionary purposes. Photo from New Orleans Pelicans Twitter

GMA 7 actor Migo Adecer arrested, faces reckless imprudence charges

Mar 27, 2019 - 9:51 AM

The actor is arrested in Makati after he tried to evade arrest

Chicago Bulls teen rookie Carter needs surgery

Jan 19, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Wendell Carter Jr undergoes an operation after picking up an injury from the loss to the Lakers

THUMB INJURY. Wendell Carter Jr will be out for 8 to 12 weeks according to doctors. Photo from NBA

34% drop in firecracker-related injuries for New Year 2019

Jan 08, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The Department of Health closes its surveillance of firecracker-related injuries with no reports of deaths and stray bullet injuries

FIREWORK INJURY. Victims of firecrackers rush to emergency room at Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila during the New Year's Eve. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

DOH: Firecracker-related injuries climb to 288

Jan 03, 2019 - 3:37 PM

The Department of Health says the 288 cases are 43% lower compared to the same period in 2018

INJURED. Victims of firecrackers rush to emergency room at Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila during the New years eve on 01 January 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Drinking sprees more hazardous than fireworks in Baguio

Jan 02, 2019 - 6:33 PM

No one was hurt by firecrackers in Baguio City during the New Year's Eve revelry, but two died and two were stabbed in drinking sprees greeting 2019

DOH: Firecracker-related injuries rises to 236 after New Year's Day

Jan 02, 2019 - 12:02 PM

An additional 98 people were injured during New Year celebrations

NEW YEAR INJURY. Victims of firecrackers rush to emergency room at Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila during the New years eve on  January 1, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Baguio records zero firecracker injuries on New Year's Eve

Jan 01, 2019 - 4:06 PM

Baguio City Police also tallied zero injuries from indiscriminate firing during the year-end revelry

80% drop in firecracker-related injuries vs 5-year average

Jan 01, 2019 - 11:52 AM

(UPDATED) Health Secretary Francisco Duque III attributes the big drop in cases to heavy rains caused by Usman and the continued implementation of the executive order banning residential and personal use of fireworks

FIREWROKS INJURY. Victims of firecrackers rush to emergency room at Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila during the New years eve on 01 January 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Firecracker-related injuries rise to 55 – DOH

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The Department of Health says nearly half of the injuries were caused by illegal firecrackers

INJURED. The firecracker-related injuries recorded so far this year are increasing, but the DOH says the tally is still below the 5-year-average. File photo by Noel Celis/Rappler

DOH tallies 46 injured by fireworks as of December 30

Dec 30, 2018 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) Three more people are injured due to firecrackers with one of them sustaining eye injuries

INSPECTION. In this file photo, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III examines medical tools to be used at the Jose R Reyes Memorial Medical Center to treat firecracker-related injuries. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOH: Fireworks-related injuries rises to 43 as of December 29

Dec 29, 2018 - 11:45 AM

According to the Department of Health, the current fireworks-related injury count recorded from December 21 to 29 is 51% lower compared to last year

NEW YEAR'S EVE INJURY. Doctors and nurses at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila attend to a victim of firecrackers during the New Year's Eve revelry on January 1, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lakers guard Rondo out for a month

Dec 29, 2018 - 9:44 AM

Veteran guard Rajon Rondo undergoes a second surgery on his shooting hand this season

SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers in action Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on November 10, 2018 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

DOH: 40 fireworks-related injuries since December 21

Dec 28, 2018 - 1:22 PM

The Department of Health says 4 of those injured had to undergo amputation

WOUNDED. File photo of one of the injured in a government hospital during the 2017 yearend revelry. Photo by Angie de Silva

WATCH: ‘Day-to-day’ LeBron James out vs the Kings

Dec 27, 2018 - 8:21 AM

The four-time NBA MVP won’t travel with the Lakers in their next game as an MRI exam showed that he strained his left groin

GOOD NEWS. The Los Angeles Lakers feel relieved as LeBron James’ injury isn’t as serious. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Messi to miss 3 weeks after fracturing right arm

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:54 AM

The Barca superstar will be out in next weekend's Clasico against Real Madrid

MAJOR BLOW. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi falls to the ground in pain following a tussle with Sevilla's Franco Vazquez. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP)

June Mar Fajardo out for 6 to 8 weeks due to shin injury

Aug 24, 2018 - 6:15 PM

'The Kraken' could miss most of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup and Gilas Pilipinas games in the Asian Qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

SIDELINED. The San Miguel Beermen will badly miss the services of June Mar Fajardo in their 2018 PBA Governors' Cup campaign. File photo from PBA Images

Larry Fonacier out for the rest of PBA Commissioner's Cup

Jun 20, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The NLEX Road Warrior is still confined in the hospital due to a fractured rib and collapsed lung

SIDELINED. Larry Fonacier's injury resulted from a mid-air collision with Barangay Ginebra's Jervy Cruz in Legazpi City. Photo by PBA Images

All eyes on Salah as World Cup host takes on Egypt

Jun 19, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Egypt is in a must-win situation after losing its opening game to Uruguay

POSSIBLE APPEARANCE? The "Egyptian King" Mohamed Salah might just make his first World Cup appearance against hosts Russia. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Standhardinger bucks injury in PH's 3x3 World Cup opener

Jun 09, 2018 - 5:02 PM

The Filipino-German allays fears as he provides immediate impact for the Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 squad

HEIGHT ADVANTAGE. Christian Standhardinger's height allows Philippines to match up with taller teams. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Greg Slaughter could make Ginebra return on Friday, says Tim Cone

May 07, 2018 - 4:19 PM

The towering center last played a PBA game in February before going down due to an ankle injury

COMEBACK. Greg Slaughter's possible return would provide a big boost for the winless Barangay Ginebra. File photo by PBA Images

Oxlade-Chamberlain injury casts shadow on 5-star Liverpool show

Apr 25, 2018 - 9:12 AM

After reviving his career in move to Liverpool, the midfielder gets sidelined by a season-ending injury

BIG BLOW. Liverpool's English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goes down during the UEFA Champions League first leg semi-final football match between Liverpool and Roma. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Boston Celtics say Kyrie Irving out for season

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Kyrie Irving is expected to miss 4 to 5 months as he undergoes a procedure to remove two screws inserted in his left patella

OUT. Kyrie Irving's absence gives the Boston Celtics a major headache in their playoff campaign. File photo Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki out for season after ankle surgery

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Dirk Nowitzki, who turns 40 in June, says he will be back for the 2018-2019 NBA season

OUT. Dirk Nowitzki will miss the remainder of the NBA season. File photo

Nadal back in bullring for season-defining Davis Cup duty

Apr 05, 2018 - 12:24 PM

Nadal leads Spain into a home quarter-final against Germany at Valencia's iconic Plaza de Toros bullring, boasting a remarkable record in the tournament

RETURN. Rafael Nadal will return to world tennis in the Davis Cup, but he is far from being fully recovered from his hip injury. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

No serious injury for Golden State's Patrick McCaw after scary fall

Apr 02, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Patrick McCaw has a bruised lumbar spine, but tests show no major damage or problems with his nervous system

FORTUNATE. Things are looking good for Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw following his scary fall. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid needs surgery for facial fracture

Mar 30, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Joel Embiid is also diagnosed with a concussion

MISFORTUNE. Bad luck hits Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid as he suffers an injury just when the NBA playoffs is drawing close. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/AFP

Lakers guard Thomas to undergo hip operation

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Thomas was suffering from the hip injury since he was still with the Boston Celtics

SEASON-ENDING. Isaiah Thomas will not be playing for the rest of the season as the Lakers are already eliminated from the playoff contention. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Steve Kerr says 'no way' Steph Curry plays first round of playoffs

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:52 PM

The NBA playoffs begin on April 14 and Steph Curry hopes to prove his coach wrong and return sooner

SIDELINED. Golden State coach Steve Kerr will miss the services of Warriors star guard Steph Curry for a few weeks. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving out 3 to 6 weeks after knee operation

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:11 PM

A 6-week absence would see Kyrie Irving sidelined well into the postseason, which starts on April 14

SIDELINED. Kyrie Irving adds to the long list of NBA superstars who have gone under the knife this season. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry to miss at least 3 weeks

Mar 25, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Steph Curry is expected to return just in time for the NBA playoffs

MISFORTUNE. Steph Curry will miss time again right after his return from a 6-game absence. File photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors' Steph Curry comes back only to go down again

Mar 24, 2018 - 2:59 PM

Steph Curry returns from a 6-game absence caused by an ankle injury but suffers a left knee strain in Golden State's win over the Atlanta Hawks

HURT. Stephen Curry gets injured again in his return from an ankle injury that sideline him for 6 games. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Torn ACL sidelines NLEX's Kevin Alas for 6 to 8 months

Mar 19, 2018 - 4:21 PM

Kevin Alas will be a mere spectator when the NLEX Road Warriors take on the Magnolia Hotshots for Game 6 in the semis

SIDELINED. Kevin Alas will be missing 6 to 8 months due to an ACL tear on his right knee. File photo by PBA Images

Injured Alas felt 'helpless' as NLEX teeters on brink of elimination

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Kevin Alas plays for only 40 seconds in NLEX's Game 5 loss to Magnolia after hurting his knee early in the first quarter

MISFORTUNE. Kevin Alas hurts his knee early in NLEX's Game 5 loss to Magnolia. Photo by PBA Images

Golden State Warriors fall to Kings with Durant out, Casspi hurt

Mar 17, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Golden State Warriors miss the services of stars Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant due to injuries

PILING WOES. The Golden State Warriors, who are already without Steph Curry and Klay Thompson due to injuries, will also miss Kevin Durant. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Rib injury sidelines Durant for 2 weeks

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:04 PM

An MRI reveals that Kevin Durant has an incomplete rib cartilage fracture

SIDELINED. Kevin Durant will be re-evaluated after 2 weeks due to his rib injury. File Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Neymar takes kicking for bad-taste homage to Hawking

Mar 15, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Neymar, who has been in a wheelchair for a few weeks now due to a right foot injury, posts his picture along with an inspirational quote from Stephen Hawking

IN BAD TASTE. Neymar faces backlash for his supposed homage to the late Stephen Hawking. Photo from Neymar's official Facebook page

Terrence Romeo returns to PBA in 5 months: 'Medyo naninibago'

Mar 03, 2018 - 2:39 PM

'Ang laro ko parang, ang pinakapapawis ko is jogging lang. Ito may mga kabanggaan ako na malalakas ang katawan,' says GlobalPort Batang Pier star Terrence Romeo

ADJUSTING. Terrence Romeo is getting his flow back after playing his first PBA game in 5 months. Photo by PBA Images

Injury-riddled Rain or Shine finds gems in Ponferada, Borboran, Trollano

Mar 01, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Despite injuries to Chris Tiu, James Yap and Raymond Almazan, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters became the 5th team to book a trip to the quarterfinals

SWISH. Jewel Ponferada displays his offensive arsenal as he helps the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters secure a playoff berth. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Returning Paul Lee makes quick impact as Magnolia claims No. 1 spot

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Paul Lee returns from a 3-game absence after suffering an ankle sprain that sidelined him for more than two weeks

COMEBACK. Paul Lee submits an all-around performance in his return to the hardcourt for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler