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[OPINYON | Wikapedia] COVID bilang Coronavirus #DionaTweet

Mar 21, 2020 - 7:31 PM

Gamit ang hashtag na #DionaTweet, mag-tweet ng diona – katutubong tulang may 3 linya, na ang bawat linyang magkakatugma ay may 7 pantig – tungkol sa coronavirus, quarantine, at lockdown

Duterte declares state of public health emergency amid rise in coronavirus cases

Mar 09, 2020 - 12:12 PM

(UPDATED) The declaration comes as the health officials count 10 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including the first case of local transmission in the Philippines

HEALTH EMERGENCY. Shoppers wear surgical mask in the Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City, where sanitation procedures are carried out after a rise in coronavirus cases. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

A call for greener, healthier hospitals

Jun 05, 2015 - 12:02 PM

At the St Paul Hospital in Tuguegarao instead of using toxic chemical disinfectants the housekeeping department uses vinegar and baking soda as their main cleaning agents

Garin open to visiting quarantined soldiers again

Nov 24, 2014 - 4:26 PM

Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin says the clamor on her visit was an opportunity to clear some of the misconceptions on the deadly Ebola disease

CONTROVERSY: Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin and Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr visit troops from Liberia. Photo from AFP-PAO

DOH to quarantine OFWs from Ebola-hit countries

Nov 18, 2014 - 4:37 PM

Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin says the mandatory quarantine will protect OFWs from stigma and will assure Filipinos that DOH is bent on maintaining the country’s Ebola free status

Is PH prepared for Ebola?

Oct 26, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Combatting the Ebola threat is a top priority of the Aquino government Malacañang says following a recent WHO report claiming the disease has killed nearly 5 000 people But much more needs to be done

Ebola in PH history: Reston, the 'good cousin'

Oct 25, 2014 - 2:15 PM

The Philippines is the only known geographic source of the Reston ebolavirus which was detected in both monkeys and pigs

THE GOOD COUSIN. Electron micrograph of Ebola Reston virus taken at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) by Dr. Tom Geisbert. It was graciously supplied by Dr. Art Anderson. File photo from Stanford University.

The road to poor health in PH

Feb 07, 2013 - 12:51 PM

The solution might not be building all these birthing centers The solution is really to build roads

THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM. The Philippines has a persistently high maternal death rate and is in risk of not meeting its target under the 2015 Millennium Development Goals. File photo by AFP.