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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

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

Trillanes scored over drug test dare

MALACAÑANG yesterday slammed Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for daring President Rodrigo Duterte and his family to undergo drug tests.Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte will not take orders from anyone and he may take the drug test if he wants to.“Hindi ko po alam kung ano dapat ang response diyan….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Gov t anti-drug campaign balanced, well-coordinated, says Duque

MANILA, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III believes the government’s campaign against illegal drugs, which has claimed the lives of at least 4,500 people , has been "very balanced" and "well coordinated." Duque gave the assessment in a news briefing on Wednesday, August 15, when asked about government efforts to rehabilitate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

French heavyweight Yoka sees doping ban upheld

French heavyweight boxer Tony Yoka's appeal against a one-year ban for doping violations was rejected on Tuesday, denting his hopes of winning a world title. The 26-year-old followed in the footsteps of British star Anthony Joshua by winning the Olympic super-heavyweight title two years ago in Rio de Janeiro. But he was handed a 12-month suspension last month by the French anti-doping agency for failing three times to provide necessary information on his whereabouts for out-of-competition drugs tests. Yoka appealed the case to the French Council of State, but the ban was upheld on Tuesday. "The casualness of the behaviour of Mr Yoka, who as an experienced sportsman is particularly ...Keep on reading: French heavyweight Yoka sees doping ban upheld.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

PVL: UP sweeps CSB in first meeting with former coach

University of the Philippines survived a tough challenge against a very game College of St. Benilde as the Lady Maroons got back on the winning track Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference. The Lady Maroons faced stiff resistance from the Lady Blazers mentored by their former head coach Jerry Yee and led by former UP setter Jewel Lai before walking away with a 26-24, 27-25, 29-27, victory at the FilOil Flying V Centre. With Isa Molde leading the way, UP captured its third win in five games to solidify its hold of the no. 4 spot and erase the bitter memory of its four-set loss to Adamson University the last time out. The Lady Blazers absorbed their second straight defeat to slide to 1-4 mark tied with University of Perpetual Help.     (To be updated)   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Colombia s ELN says will free hostages after pressure from president

BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombia's ELN guerrilla force announced Tuesday, August 14, it would release 9 hostages to comply with a demand by new President Ivan Duque in order to continue peace talks with his government. The rebels' chief negotiator Pablo Beltran said the group was discussing how to carry out ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

'tell_it_to_sunstar: ‘Containerized’ shabu smuggling

ONLY the compulsory pre-shipment inspection of imports at their country of origin can put an end to the large-scale smuggling of illegal drugs through the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). We are all for pre-shipment checks on imports. Only crooked traders and their rotten coddlers in government are resisting the procedure. Last week, the PDEA… link: #tell_it_to_sunstar: ‘Containerized’ shabu smuggling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Philippine Navy successfully tests its first missile system

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Navy, successfully tested its first missile system which was aboard the Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) Mk III as it conducted its Sea Acceptance Test (SAT) near Lamao Point in Bataan. In a statement released on Thursday, August 9, by the Naval Public Affairs Office, they ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Argentine Senate rejects legalizing elective abortion

Argentina’s Senate rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure in the homeland of Pope Francis. Argentine Senate rejects legalizing elective abortion Argentina’s Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots… link: Argentine Senate rejects legalizing elective abortion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Philippine Navy successfully tests its first missile system - Rappler

Philippine Navy successfully tests its first missile system - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Public response to Demi Lovato’s hospitalization shows a continuing fight against stigma

After being released from the hospital where she was rushed due to suspected overdose, singer Demi Lovato finally broke her silence via Instagram two days ago. Her post read, "I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I've learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet." She also expressed gratitude to her family and those who supported her during the tough time. "The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side." A post shared by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on Aug 5, 20...Keep on reading: Public response to Demi Lovato’s hospitalization shows a continuing fight against stigma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Gov’t eases procedure for securing tax clearance

ALL APPLICATIONS for tax clearance required of prospective bidders for government contracts can soon be filed in regional offices of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Gov’t eases procedure for securing tax clearance

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter ALL APPLICATIONS for tax clearance required of prospective bidders for government contracts can soon be filed in regional offices of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Revenue Regulation 18-2018, signed by Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III on Jul. 27 and published in a newspaper on Monday, said that… link: Gov’t eases procedure for securing tax clearance.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

‘Landmark law’ to pass tests

Senators yesterday hailed President Duterte’s signing of the National Identification System Act, branding the law as another landmark legislation aimed at delivering of public service and ensuring the protection citizens. This as presidential spokesman Harry Roque expressed confidence the new law will pass the test of its constitutionality after an earlier version was declared unconstitutional […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018