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China HIV/AIDS cases surge by 14%

BEIJING, China – The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in China has surged by 14 percent, with most cases transmitted through sex rather than blood transfusions, state media said on Saturday, September 29. More than 820,000 people had AIDS or were HIV-positive at the end of June, up by 100,000 ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerSep 30th, 2018

HIV/AIDS cases surge to 849 in February

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Health (DOH) recorded an all-time high of 849 new cases of HIV/AIDS last February, surpassing the 844 cases in Januar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 10th, 2017

China takes lead in some military tech, says Pentagon study

  WASHINGTON, USA – China is on the cusp of fielding some of the world's most advanced weapons systems – and in some cases already has surpassed its rivals, a Pentagon assessment released Tuesday, January 16, found. An unclassified report by the Defense Intelligence Agency says Beijing has made enormous military strides ........»»

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Satellite images show surge of China ships in West Philippine Sea | Philstar.com

Satellite images show surge of China ships in West Philippine Sea Philippine Star Satellite, radar and infrared images taken over a span of six months last year showed an alarming increase of fishing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Satellite images show surge of China ships in West Philippine Sea

Satellite, radar and infrared images taken over a span of six months last year showed an alarming increase of fishing vessels – mostly Chinese – in the West Philippine Sea that not only have further degraded marine resources in the area but also increased risks of armed conflict in the disputed waters, a security expert… link: Satellite images show surge of China ships in West Philippine Sea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

WHO lauds new HIV/AIDS law

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday lauded the new law that seeks to strengthen the Philippine government’s response to the growing number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) cases in the country, This, after Malacañang announced on Wednesday that President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Satellite images show surge of China ships in West Philippine Sea

Satellite, radar and infrared images taken over a span of six months last year showed an alarming increase of fishing vessels – mostly Chinese – in the West Philippine Sea that not only have further degraded marine resources in the area but also increased risks of armed conflict in the disputed waters, a security expert has warned......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Marijuana smuggling from US to China up | The Manila Times Online

The cases of marijuana smuggling to China, especially from North America has witnessed a constant increase, according to the China National Narcotic Control Commission. Reports suggesting stoners of t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Health chief lauds signing of HIV-AIDS law; 945 new HIV cases recorded

“The signing of the Philippine HIV and AIDS Act is a huge step forward in responding to the growing HIV epidemic in the Philippines,” Duque said. Health chief lauds signing of HIV-AIDS law; 945 new HIV cases recorded Source link: Health chief lauds signing of HIV-AIDS law; 945 new HIV cases recorded.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

China-US trade hopes lift stocks as oil prices surge | Inquirer Business

NEW YORK, United States -- Global stocks pushed higher Wednesday on renewed optimism over talks to resolve the China-US trade war, while oil prices surged after Saudi Arabia confirmed it was on track.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

China-US trade hopes lift stocks as oil prices surge

NEW YORK, United States -- Global stocks pushed higher Wednesday on renewed optimism over talks to resolve the China-US trade war, while oil prices surged after Saudi Arabia confirmed it was on track to trim crude exports. Europe's major stock markets followed Asian exchanges higher, with Frankfurt and Paris both ending day 0.8 percent higher. London rose 0.7 percent. Wall Street also had a solid day, with major indices rising for a fourth straight session. Gains in the US moderated somewhat in the final 40 minutes of trading after talks to end the US government shutdown between President Donald Trump and congressional Democratic leaders broke down. But the S&P 500 still...Keep on reading: China-US trade hopes lift stocks as oil prices surge.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Hontiveros hails Duterte for signing HIV/AIDS policy law

MANILA, Philippines --- Sen. Risa Hontiveros praised President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday for signing the HIV and AIDS Policy Act of 2018. "I am happy that the measure was finally signed into law by the President. It is a great way to start the new year," Hontiveros, principal author and co-sponsor of the measure, said in a statement. The senator noted that the newly-signed law could be a modern policy to "curb the prevalence of HIV and AIDS cases" in the Philippines. READ:Duterte signs HIV and AIDS Policy Act Hontiveros noted that the law would allow affordable and accessible medical treatment through "updated health technologies" and would offer education on "prevention" ...Keep on reading: Hontiveros hails Duterte for signing HIV/AIDS policy law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Top sports headliners in the year that was

From the FIFA World Cup to the NBA, the PBA to the UAAP and NCAA, the Asian Games to Manny Pacquiao, volleyball to MMA, the past 12 months truly was a great year for Filipino sports fans.   Here are some of the most memorable sports headliners that bannered the year that was.    San Miguel Corporation dominates PBA San Miguel Corporation owned 2018. For the first time in the history of the Asia’s first professional basketball league one company dominated all three conferences of the PBA. The San Miguel Beermen annexed their fourth straight Philippine Cup title against sister team Magnolia last May, while Ginebra rode on undersized do-it-all forward Justin Brownlee to the Commissioner's Cup title at the expense of San Miguel last August. Then it was Magnolia's time to shine in December. The Hotshots dismantled Alaska in six games to complete SMC’s domination of PBA 2018. Outside of basketball, SMC also made its presence felt in volleyball as Petron bagged the Grand Prix, Challenge Cup (beach volleyball) and the All-Filipino Conference in the Philippine Superliga.   Kai Sotto stands tall as Ateneo takes title vs NU Kai Sotto became a household name in 2018 as the 7'1" wunderkind showed off in the UAAP Season 80 juniors' basketball tournament. The eventual Finals MVP was a beast in Game 1 of the Finals against the NU Bullpups, tallying a triple-double of 22 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 blocks in the 86-70 win, the first of its kind since 2003. Ateneo finished the season almost unscathed at 16-1, with their lone loss in Game 2 of the series, a very chippy one to say the least. In Game 3, Sotto came up clutch, scoring the go-ahead basket, 60-58, with about 30 seconds left as Ateneo came away with the 63-58 win to take the title.  SJ Belangel, Joaqui Manuel, Dave Ildefonso and Jason Credo, and coach Joe Silva all appeared in their last games for the Blue Eaglets.   DLSU completes three-peat; NU dethrones Ateneo  The UAAP Season 80 volleyball tournament was filled with lasting memories that will surely be remembered for a long time. Numerous upsets in the eliminations, great games, and much more were the name of the game for the women's tournament. However, a long-time rivalry was rekindled when two-time defending champs De La Salle Lady Spikers met 29-time title holders FEU Lady Tamaraws for all the marbles last May. Kim Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron, and Dawn Macandili all ended their careers on a high note as they swept graduating Bernadeth Pons and the Lady Tamaraws in two straight games to win their third straight title. Graduating libero Macandili was named Finals MVP for the first and final time in her collegiate career.  Behind their magnificent floor defense and some stellar play from Finals MVP Bryan Bagunas, the NU Bulldogs also swept three-time defending champions Ateneo Blue Eagles to reclaim a title they last enjoyed in Season 76. Espejo, a five-time UAAP MVP, had an awesome performance for the world's record books, scoring a record-55 points to force the FEU Tamaraws to a do-or-die Final Four. The Blue Eagle legend had played his last, and has since suited up for a semi-pro team in Japan's topflight volleyball league.   Alab fends off Mono Vampire to claim ABL title San Miguel-backed Alab Pilipinas were such a glorious sight to see in the eighth season of the Asean Basketball League (ABL) last March. Coached by perennial fan favorite Jimmy Alapag in his very first season, the trio of Renaldo Balkman, Justin Brownlee, and Local and Finals MVP Bobby Ray Parks to their first title in home soil. Alab faced Thailand-based Mono Vampire, who were led by Mike Singletary, towering Sam Deguara, Fil-Am Jason Brickman and Pinoy Paul Zamar. In the very same day as the coronation of the UAAP volleyball championships, Alab took home the crown in a rousing 102-92 victory in Sta. Rosa, much to the delight of the home crowd. Balkman, the league's Defensive Player of the Year led Alab in scoring with 32, while Brownlee added 24 of his own. Parks added 13 markers. The two imports played in the PBA for the Commissioner's Cup, where Balkman (San Miguel) and Brownlee (Ginebra) would face each other in the Finals.   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Warriors send LeBron packing to Los Angeles The Golden St. Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers locked horns in the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season after the two teams were pushed to the brink in the Conference Finals. Both teams were down 3-2 and won Game 7 on the road to win their respective conferences, with both teams banking on experience to forge another bout in the championship series. Game 1 was undoubtedly the most exciting game in the series as LeBron James had an epic performance of 51 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.  However, JR Smith's blunder at the end of regulation became the lasting image of that game, as he dribbled out the clock with the score tied at 107-all. The defending champions rode the surge and took the opening game, 124-114. Stephen Curry's brillant performance throughout the series was overshadowed by Kevin Durant's dagger in Game 3, a few feet away from the spot where he launched the go-ahead three in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals. Durant was named as the Bill Russell Finals MVP after norming 28.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg, and 7.5 apg in the four-game sweep, demolishing the Cavs 108-85 in the series finale last June. It would also be the last game LeBron James had in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform, as he bolted for the Los Angeles Lakers almost a month later.   (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) France rules 2018 FIFA World Cup The most-coveted title of the beautiful game returned to France after two decades. The youthful French squad celebrated their conquest soaked in a downpour in Moscow after a 4-2 victory over first-time finalist Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup last July. Teenager Kylian Mbappe stood out in the French team composed of a bunch of 25 and under players. Speed, strength and youth became France’s biggest asset during the quadrennial football spectacle watched by almost 3.5 billion viewers around the world.  The 19-year-old migrant scored one of the four goals in the championship match to become the second teen to score a goal in the Finals after the legendary Pele back in 1958. France defeated Belgium in the semifinal, 1-0, while Croatia outlasted the favored Russians in penalty shootout, 4-3 (2-2). The French team also displayed diversity, with players born of migrant parents including Alphonse Areola, whose parents are both Filipinos working in France.   Pac on top, The Filipino Flash returns The most-celebrated Filipino athlete continued make the headlines this year. Manny Pacquaio stripped Lucas Matthysse of his WBA welterweight world championship belt with a seventh round technical knockout win in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in July. Pacquiao split with long-time trainer Freddie Roach during his build up for the Matthysse bout back in April but confirmed their partnership once again for the 40-year old boxer’s title defense against Adrien Broner next year. Nonito Donaire Jr. announced that he would be going back down to super bantamweight after a loss to Carl Frampton in April for the interim WBO Featherweight belt and would be taking part in the World Boxing Super Series' super bantamweight tournament.  Matched up in the quarterfinal round against Ryan Burnett back in November, Donaire scored what many consider an upset, winning via TKO after the Irishman suffered a back injury to snatch the WBA (Super) Bantamweight World Championship.  Up next for Donaire will be WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion Zolani Tete of South Africa in the semifinals.           Pinay power in the Asian Games   The Philippines participated in the 18th Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia that ran from August 18 to September 2. A total of 272 athletes that participated in 31 sports represented the country in the quadrennial meet with Jordan Clarkson of the Cleveland Cavaliers and medalist Margielyn Didal marching as flagbearers in the opening and closing ceremonies, respectively. Rio Olympian Hidilyn Diaz gave the PHI its first gold medal in women’s -53 kg. weightlifting. Five days after Diaz’s victory, the trio of Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go accounted for the women’s golf team mint. Saso also bagged the individual gold. In Palembang, Didal rolled her way into winning the women’s street skateboard gold. The celebrated men’s basketball team started out strong after routing Kazakhstan but lost by two-points to China in the group stage. The Gilas Pilipinas squad advanced in the quarterfinals but bowed down to South Korea by nine points eventually settling for a fifth spot in the classification phase after wins over Japan and Syria. The PHI finished with a 4-2-15 gold-silver-bronze haul and landed at 19th spot, three places higher that its 2014 finish in Incheon, South Korea.      Red Lions roar, Blue Eagles soar San Beda University continued its mastery over the NCAA as it annexed its third straight title and 22nd overall. The Red Lions grabbed its 11th crown in 13 years at the expense of Lyceum of the Philippines University. It was one-sided championship series – just like in their Finals meeting last year – with the San Beda ripping the Pirates apart in Game One with LPU playing sans its best player in CJ Perez, who was banned for one game after failing to notify the league of his intention to join the PBA Draft. Perez returned in Game 2 but even his presence didn’t stop the Red Lions from painting the NCAA red once again. In probably one of the most memorable UAAP season in recent years, Ateneo de Manila University won its second straight crown. Ivorian tower and Rookie of the Year 6-foot-11 Ange Kouame made an immediate impact for the Blue Eagles complementing the already stacked Ateneo squad led by Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena. But the glory of Ateneo was overshadowed by the Cinderalla story of the team it vanquished in the Finals. Climbing up from the cellar in the past years, University of the Philippines made history by making it in the Finals for the first time since winning it all in 1986. But before their championship stint, the Fighting Maroons ended a two-decade Final Four drought. UP then shocked twice-to-beat Adamson University with both games decided by game-winners. Ateneo came in the series as the title favorites but overwhelming support from a very hungry UP community and underdogs fans backed the Fighting Maroons. But in the end, it was the Blue Eagles championship experience that prevailed.       Pinoys make wave in MMA Fighters under Team Lakay flexed their muscles in One Championship. Flyweight star Geje Eustaquio opened the year with an interim championship win over former champion Kairat Akhmetov in Manila back in January. Eustaquio then defeated two-time champion Adriano Moraes in Macau last July to become the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion.  Joshua Pacio earned the ONE Strawweight World Championship last September after a unanimous decision win over two-time champion Japanese Yoshitaka Naito. Kevin Belingon dropped former world title challenger Andrew Leone with a now-famous spinning back kick in April. He followed it up with a dominating win over then-two division world champion Martin Nguyen to capture the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion. Belingon ended the five-year reign and seven-year winning streak of of long-time bantamweight king Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes in November via split decision.  Eduard Folayang outclassed Singaporean contender Amir Khan at ONE: Conquest of Champions in Manila in early December to bag the ONE Lightweight World Championship for the second time in his storied career.  BRAVE Combat Federation Bantamweight World Champion Stephen Loman successfully defended his title twice in 2018.  Reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera needed only 64 seconds to knockout hard-hitting Italian challenger Mauro Cerilli in Manila early December to remain the king of the ONE Championship heavyweight kingdom.    Petron, Creamline rule respective club leagues Creamline claimed its breakthrough championship in the Premier Volleyball League by sweeping PayMaya in the Reinforced Conference Finals series last July. Alyssa Valdez finally ended a two-year title drought with the Cool Smashers' victory. Creamline opposite hitter Michele Gumabao was named Miss Globe-Philippines during the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 last March. Gumabao represented the country in the 2018 Miss Globe in Albania last October and won the Miss Social Media and Dream Girl awards while landing a spot in the Top 15.     The Cool Smashers completed a sweep of the PVL’s Season 2 after claiming the Open Conference crown at the expense of Ateneo-Motolite via an emphatic series sweep this month. In the Philippine Superliga, Petron reigned supreme in the Grand Prix after taking down archrival F2 Logistics last May. Petron extended its supremacy in the sands after the tandem of Sisi Rondina and Bernadethn Pons defeated Dhannylaine Demontano and Jackielyn Estoquia of Sta. Lucia in the Challenge Cup final last May. The Cargo Movers got its revenge in the Invitational Cup, toppling the Blaze Spikers in a series sweep last July. Petron wrapped the year with the All-Filipino Conference in its pocket. The Blaze Spikers won its first 14 games before dropping Game 2 of the Finals. Petron swept F2 Logistics in Game 3......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

China court locked down for trial of prominent rights lawyer

TIANJIN, China — Chinese police locked down a courthouse on Wednesday for the trial of a prominent rights lawyer who is accused of subversion of state power and whose case has attracted widespread concern in Western countries. Wang Quanzhang, who took on sensitive cases such as complaints of police torture and defended followers of the banned […] The post China court locked down for trial of prominent rights lawyer appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Davao court issues arrest warrant vs Trillanes

DAVAO CITY --- The Regional Trial Court (RTC) here has issued an arrest warrant against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for the libel cases that former Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and his brother-in-law, lawyer Manases Carpio, had earlier filed against him. RTC Branch 54 Presiding Judge Melinda Alconcel-Dayanghirang issued the warrant on Friday, December 7. Trillanes has 10 days to present himself in court. The court said libel is bailable for P24,000. The case stemmed from the cases that the former Davao vice mayor earlier filed against the senator for dragging his name in the reported P6.4 billion worth of shabu (crystal meth) from China that slipped off the Bureau of Customs in ...Keep on reading: Davao court issues arrest warrant vs Trillanes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

DOH: Over 200 cases of HIV-AIDS recorded in Bicol from Jan-Sept 2018

LEGAZPI CITY -- Some 229 Bicolanos tested positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) from January-September this year, the Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol said Monday.   The DOH Epidemiology Bureau's recorded 229 cases was three cases higher than the 226 cases it recorded in the same period last year.   Dr. Ernie Vera, DOH acting regional director, at a press briefing on Monday afternoon said the rising number of HIV-AIDS cases in Bicol is a serious health concern even if it only contributes a three-percent share in the total HIV cases nationwide. Topping the list of having the most number of recorded HIV-AIDS cases ...Keep on reading: DOH: Over 200 cases of HIV-AIDS recorded in Bicol from Jan-Sept 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

HIV cases among youth, yuppies spike

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP)-Iloilo is targeting the youth and the adolescents in its campaign against HIV/AIDS. In her presentation to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) on Nov 27, 2018, Mona Liza Diones, chapter program manager of FPOP-Iloilo Chapter, said that the rate of HIV infection in the city has […] The post HIV cases among youth, yuppies spike appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

IN NUMBERS: Global HIV/AIDS cases still on the rise

MANILA, Philippines – The world has seen a continued spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic over the past 3 decades. The fight against HIV/AIDS has been more challenging with latest developments, such as easier access to social media, that contribute to the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

China halts work by team on gene-edited babies

HONG KONG --- China's government has ordered a halt to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies. Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping told state broadcaster CCTV Thursday that his ministry is strongly opposed to the efforts that reportedly produced twin girls born earlier this month. Xu called the team's actions illegal and unacceptable and said an investigation had been ordered. Researcher He Jiankui claims to have altered the DNA of the twins to try to make them resistant to infection with the AIDS virus. Mainstream scientists have condemned the experiment, and universities and government groups are investig...Keep on reading: China halts work by team on gene-edited babies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

China confirms first swine fever cases in Beijing

BEIJING, China – China's agriculture ministry on Friday confirmed the first cases of African swine fever in Beijing, a disease that has spread across the country despite efforts to contain it. The disease was found on two farms in the Fangshan District in southwest Beijing where 86 out of more than ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Surge in China theft of Australia company secrets – report

SYDNEY -- China has sharply escalated cyberattacks on Australian companies this year in a "constant, significant effort" to steal intellectual property, a report published Tuesday revealed.   The investigation by Fairfax Media and commercial broadcaster Channel Nine comes just days after US Vice President Mike Pence accused Beijing at the APEC summit of widespread "intellectual property theft".   The report said China's Ministry of State Security was responsible for "Operation Cloud Hopper", a wave of attacks it said were detected by Canberra and its partners in the "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance -- the US, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand.   An unname...Keep on reading: Surge in China theft of Australia company secrets – report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018