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Duque tests for HIV to help erase procedure’s stigma

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III had himself tested on Friday for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in a bid to eliminate the stigma associated with testing ahead of next week's celebration of International AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) Candlelight Memorial Day.   Duque said that with the continued rise in the number of HIV cases in the country, testing and early detection were key in helping combat AIDS, which kills an average of 500 Filipinos each year.   "It is important to know one's HIV status to enable people living with HIV to access treatment, which is now given for free by the Department of Health," Duque said on Friday.   Since ...Keep on reading: Duque tests for HIV to help erase procedure’s stigma.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 12th, 2018

UAAP Season 81: Hindi ako ang magdadala. Kami. -- Arado

Much has been said and written about University of the East libero Kath Arado’s skills and abilities inside the volleyball court. It’s no wonder that coming into the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament, fans and pundits alike are quick to conclude that Arado will be the one to carry the long struggling Lady Warriors on her shoulders in her swan song. But the graduating star from Iligan would beg to disagree.    “Kasi siyempre sasabihin ng ibang tao na last year ko na, ako ang magdadala, which is wrong,” she said. “Kasi siyempre nakikita ko kung paano na-develop ang personality ng bawat isa sa amin. Hindi lang ako ang nagdadala, kaming lahat.” Arado last year won the Best Receiver and Best Digger awards and averaged 6.72 digs per set with an impressive 53.07% reception efficiency.   During the pre-season Arado won the Best Libero honors both in the Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam and in the PSL All-Filipino Conference while playing for Generika Ayala. UE also captured a third place finish in the PSL CGS, an achievement that the Lady Warriors consider as fuel in their desire to prove their doubters wrong come UAAP. Arado said that the team’s vast improvement in communication and maturity could be the key in achieving their goal this season – a modest target of winning as many games as they can and erase the stigma of being bottom dwellers.    “Ang masasabi ko na most improved sa amin ay ‘yung communication talaga lalo na ang maturity sa loob ng court. Kasi based sa pre-season namin lalo na this year, masasabi ko na hindi man ganoon ang expectations ng tao sa amin or expectations ng management pero nakikita ko kasi lagi kaming magkakasama, nakikita ko kung paano nag-develop ang maturity ng bawat isa,” said Arado. “Hindi lang ako, hindi lang ng mga senior pati ‘yung mga nakasunod sa amin. Sina Me-Anne (Mendrez), sina Seth (Roriguez), ‘yung mga bata, kasi siyempre given na kaming mga seniors kasi kailangan naming maging matured na eh.” “Pero 'yung mga bata nakikita ko sila kung paano mag-isip, paano sosolusytunan ang preblema sa team,” she added. “Hindi lang ang mga seniors ang gumagalaw eh pati na rin sila so nakakatuwa na ang maturity nandoon na talaga.” UE finished Season 80 at the cellar with a 2-12 win-loss record and were plagued by internal problems including the departure of head coach Francis Vicente five games into the season. The Lady Warriors now have a new mentor in former University of Sto. Tomas setter Karl Dimaculangan, who replaced interim coach Rod Roque, and his approach in his first stint as head coach is to utilize every available player in his rotation.     “Ngayong papasok ang season unti-unting binabago ng mga coaches yung ganoon (na umasa lang sa ilan). Kasi siyempre ayaw ng coach na naka-depend ka sa isang tao, dalawang tao, tatlo, gusto niya lahat work as a team kasi team sport ito hindi naman individual. Hindi naman ito pang pair, hindi naman ito tatluhan, so lahat,” Arado said. “Lagi nga niyang sinasabi na kahit yung nasa second stringers magagamit at magagamit yan kasi may mga time naman na hindi kaming first six na perfect. May mga times talaga na kahit anong piga sa amin wala talaga kaming game eh. So nandoon ang second stringers na gampanan ang role ng isa na wala sa focus, wala sa ayos ang pag-iisip.” “So hindi pwedeng sabihin lalo na sa volleyball, hindi pwedeng sabihin na isang tao lang ang gumagawa,” she added. “Kasi hindi ko naman magagampanan ang role ko as libero kung wala ang tulong ng blockers, ng setter, ng mga spikers. Lalo na ang guidance ng mga coaches, hindi ko magagawa 'yung responsibility ko as a libero kung wala sila.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Mandatory pregnancy testing in schools may violate women’s rights — professor

Mandatory pregnancy testing in schools may be in conflict with several laws on women's rights, although it is a standard operating procedure in medical schools, a professor from the Sociology and Anthropology department of the University of the Philippines-Baguio said on Tuesday. Reacting to a memo from Pines City Colleges (PCC) in Baguio which supposedly requires students to undergo pregnancy tests, Professor Jennifer Jose said the memo was offensive. However, she said her research revealed that compulsory pregnancy testing is a standard operating procedure in medical schools. "My gut reaction was this was offensive but I tried to research on the memo, and the information I got wa...Keep on reading: Mandatory pregnancy testing in schools may violate women’s rights — professor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

DOH chief: Duterte upbeat, shows no sign of illness

Despite the laboratory tests that he had undergone, President Duterte is still “upbeat” and showing “no sign of illness,” Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Revellers seek 2-0 cushion vs Scratchers

Che’Lu Bar and Grill hopes to erase the stigma of its failed title bid in the last conference as it shoots for a 2-0 cushion against Go for Gold in their PBA D-League Foundation Cup title clash at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Karate hopes to find redemption in Asiad

Five karatekas from the national team will try to erase the stigma attached to their sport in the coming Asian Games. Mae Soriano is ready to rise to the challenge in the women's kumite (-55kg.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

QC passes ordinance offering free clinical laboratory services to poor residents

To erase the stigma of being left out, the Quezon City Council has passed an ordinance that offers free clinical laboratory services to the city’s poor residents. QC passes ordinance offering free clinical laboratory services to poor residents To erase the stigma of being left out, the Quezon City Council has passed an ordinance that… link: QC passes ordinance offering free clinical laboratory services to poor residents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

New Zealand passes law to quash historic gay convictions

New Zealand's parliament has passed legislation to erase historic convictions for engaging in gay sex, saying the bill would help right past injustices. Homosexuality was decriminalized in New Zealand in 1986, but men who were convicted before then still had the offense listed on their official records. Lawmakers unanimously passed a bill late Tuesday allowing those convicted of consensual homosexual sex to have their records expunged. "I would like to apologize again to all the men and members of the rainbow community who have been affected by the prejudice, stigma and other negative effects caused by convictions for historical homosexual offenses," Justice Minister Andrew ...Keep on reading: New Zealand passes law to quash historic gay convictions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Quezon police taps reformed addicts, pushers for road duty

LUCENA CITY --- You may not notice them when you drive along the Maharlika Highway and other roads in Quezon province, but reformed drug users and pushers would be there to assist motorists during the Holy Week trek. Senior Supt. Rhoderick Armamento, Quezon police director, said the reformed addicts and pushers would be "manning the frontline" along highways and in ports, terminals and tourist destinations, distributing flyers on safety and giving emergency assistance. Armamento said the former users and pushers were tapped to help them erase the stigma of their drug past and give them "renewed self-esteem and importance" in the government-private sector campaign. 'Not useless' ...Keep on reading: Quezon police taps reformed addicts, pushers for road duty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

On World AIDS Day, Duque urges public to break stigma on HIV

MANILA, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III called on the public to be more sensitive to the feelings of people diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS). The Department of Health (DOH) chief made the appeal during the commemoration of World AIDS Day on Friday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

High school drug tests: DepEd reviews procedure amid concerns

High school drug tests: DepEd reviews procedure amid concerns.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2017

Public execution for suspect in teen’s slay

AN EYE for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. If they will have their way, the family of a 16-year-old girl who was murdered inside their house in Cabatuan, Iloilo wants the suspect Gringgo Morales to suffer the same physical pain the victim suffered. And yes, no amount of apologies could ever erase the […] The post Public execution for suspect in teen’s slay appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News7 hr. 39 min. ago

Dredging works in Manila Bay to start soon DPWH Manila Bulletin News

Dredging works in Manila Bay to start soon DPWH Manila Bulletin Dredging works in Manila Bay will begin soon as water quality tests in the bay have been completed, the Department of Public Works and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

Gilas Pilipinas faces tough tests in final window

National coach Yeng Guiao and the members of his Gilas pool are trying hard to stay positive and focus on the goal at hand even with the tremendous pressure and extreme conditions they face in the final window of the FIBA World Cup qualifier......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Prince Philip won’t be charged in UK car crash

LONDON --- Prince Philip won't face charges in connection with a car collision that left two women injured, British prosecutors said Thursday. The decision came just days after Buckingham Palace said the 97-year-old royal would stop driving. The husband of Queen Elizabeth II was driving a Land Rover near the royal family's Sandringham estate in eastern England when he smashed into another car on Jan. 17. Philip needed help to get out of the vehicle, but he wasn't injured. Two women in the other car were injured, but not seriously. A 9-month-old child in the car was unhurt. Both Philip and the other driver were given breath tests and passed. "We took into account all of th...Keep on reading: Prince Philip won’t be charged in UK car crash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Trump, Colombian president meet over Venezuela crisis

WASHINGTON, USA – United States President Donald Trump hosts his Colombian counterpart Ivan Duque at the White House on Wednesday, February 13, to discuss their campaign to pressure Venezuela's far-left president, Nicolas Maduro, from power. The Trump-Duque talks in the Oval Office, followed by lunch, will give the allies a chance ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Maria Ressa arrest tests the bounds of Philippine cyber libel law

MANILA, Philippines – The cybercrime law in the Philippines, young in itself ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Gov t conducts mass immunization campaign to fight measles outbreak

MANILA, Philippines – In an effort to abate the steep rise in number of measles cases, government agencies have mobilized their resources geared towards implementing a quick mass immunization campaign. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said several government agencies have laid out specific tasks to ensure communities are protected ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

‘Isolate infants below 6 months during measles outbreak’

With the rising cases of measles in the country, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III reminded the public yesterday that infants below six months old should be isolated if there is measles outbreak in the community......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Japan’s swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

TOKYO, Japan – Japanese swim queen Rikako Ikee, the poster girl for next year's Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukemia, the 18-year-old tweeted on Tuesday, February 12. In a shock announcement, Ikee said: "After feeling unwell I returned in haste from Australia and following tests I was diagnosed with leukemia. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

More parents having their kids vaccinated for measles – Duque

While the measles outbreak has yet to be controlled, the Department of Health (DOH) is slowly regaining the trust of parents who are having their children vaccinated for the preventable disease. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said this on Monday as he made his rounds in Metro Manila and noticed that the number of children being inoculated with the measles vaccine had increased "quite substantially," especially after the DOH declared an outbreak last week. At Baseco Compound in Tondo, for instance, Duque said at least 500 children were vaccinated, a far cry from the previous weeks when there was virtually no one queuing at barangay health centers. "I am glad that now th...Keep on reading: More parents having their kids vaccinated for measles – Duque.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019