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IBON: Davao businessmen may be benefiting from Duterte admin’s infra program

By IBON Media Amid government hype of its Build, Build, Build program, research group IBON noted that there has been a conspicuous increase in public infrastructure spending in the Davao region that seems to have favored Davao-based businessmen. The group observed that close allies of the president have benefited from the government spending surge by 

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It is offending China, not war, that Pres. Duterte is avoiding – IBON

By IBON Media Research group IBON said that Pres. Duterte’s stance on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) issue, as expressed in his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA), is not about avoiding war with China, but is about avoiding offending the Chinese government and losing all its promised funds. Last July 22, Pres. Duterte 

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Duterte’s Midterm: Change for the worse

(IBON 2019 Midyear Birdtalk Briefing Paper economic situation highlights) The country’s slowing economy, and worsening jobs crisis and poverty disputes the Duterte administration’s hype of economic gains. IBON said that this is bound to worsen if the Duterte administration continues unopposed on its current neoliberal trajectory wherein the interests of big foreign and local business 

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“In response to the DOH, we are declaring a national dengue epide­mic,” pahayag ni National Disaster Rick Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Chairman at Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

National Dengue Epidemic idineklara

By Doris Franche, Joy Cantos PhilStar.com MANILA–Nagdeklara na ang Department of Health (DOH) ng National Dengue Epidemic sa gitna ng patuloy na pagtaas ng kaso ng sakit sa buong bansa. “In response to the DOH, we are declaring a national dengue epide­mic,” pahayag ni National Disaster Rick Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Chairman at Defense 

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Former Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH) Janette Garin                          (Photo from ABS-CBN News)

Mother of a child vaccinated with Dengvaxia asks Garin: “Nakakatulog pa ba kayo sa gabi?”

By Nathan Singson TheManilaNews.com Former Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH) Janette Garin was asked if she could sleep at night by a mother of child vaccinated with the controversial anti-Dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, in a Senate committee probe. The 3.5 billion peso purchase of Dengvaxia that was distributed in national scale to several schools 

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Your cell phone drains your brain (Even when you’re not using it)

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com It makes sense that your cell phone can occupy your brain when you’re using it; but guess what? Its mere presence can also take a mental toll. According to a paper published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, even when a person is able to avoid the temptation 

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Drugged into Dementia?

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com Medication use comes with a potential price, no matter the drug; just listen to the laundry list of warnings that accompanies every TV ad for a new product. Here’s one you may not have heard – or may not have realized because it’s a possibility when taking any number of drugs: 

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Is your soap damaging your bones?

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com When it comes to hygiene, the stereotype (you can decide whether it holds up to reality) is that women are usually on the top of their game. Men – not so much. If you think otherwise, just ponder which gender gets the overwhelming share of marketing attention from the soap / 

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Permanent residence pilot scheme for agri-food workers

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Canada launched a new three-year program that will give some migrant farm workers the opportunity to become permanent residents. The Agri-Food Immigration Pilot is intended to help fill labour shortage in the agri-food sector starting in 2020. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said the pilot aims to bring experienced, non-seasonal 

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Scores of protests mark Philippine President’s midterm speech

SONA 2019 Rallies By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Calling for unity to register their discontent with the current administration, groups converged in different cities around the world ahead of the fourth annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday July 22, 2019. Led by multisectoral alliance of BAYAN-Canada 

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