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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

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

FACT CHECK: School boards, not PNP, hold random drug tests for students

Claim: Due to "widespread drug sales" in schools, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has decided to conduct random drug tests in these institutions. In its June 14 post, the blog goodnewsduterte.com ran this headline: “VIDEO: Dahil sa talamak na bentahan ng illegal na Droga sa mga Ekswelahan, magpapa-random ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News18 hr. 55 min. ago

Batang Gilas faces early tests in Fiba U-17 World Cup

Batang Gilas is in Group D along with France, Croatia and host Argentina, teams that assistant coach Josh Reyes described as among the 'toughest teams' in the field.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Garin to Duque: File cases for alleged anomaly

Garin to Duque: File cases for alleged anomaly.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

QC to impose random drug tests in public high schools, colleges

The Quezon City government will be implementing mandatory random drug testing on students in public high schools, colleges, and universities. Source link link: QC to impose random drug tests in public high schools, colleges.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Health chief expected to act on anomalous village health project — Palace

MALACANANG on Tuesday said it expected Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd to act on the alleged anomalous barangay health station project he uncovered in his department. “Well ang nagsiwalat po niyan ay ang kalihim ng ating Department of Health, Secretary Duque. So I expect Secretary Duque to complete the documentations to forward it to the [...] The post Health chief expected to act on anomalous village health project — Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

DOH uncovers billion peso irregularity in Barangay Health Station project – Duque

MANILA, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said on Monday, June 18, the Department of Health (DOH) uncovered possibly "billions of pesos worth of irregularities" in the Barangay Health Stations (BHS) project. Some P8.1 billion was earmarked for the BHS project, but Duque said there were no validated sites ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Garin dares Duque to sue her over barangay health stations

FORMER Department of Health secretary Janette Garin dared incumbent Secretary Francisco Duque III to file cases against her and other officials relative to the alleged anomalous implementation of the P8.1-billion barangay health station (BHS) project in 2015 and 2016. In a press conference on June 18, 2018, Duque said he discovered some irregular transactions in […] The post Garin dares Duque to sue her over barangay health stations appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

DOH uncovers billion peso irregularity in Barangay Health Station project – Duque - Rappler

DOH uncovers billion peso irregularity in Barangay Health Station project – Duque - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Abortion to avoid birth defects is like Nazi eugenics – pope

Pope Francis on Saturday called the practice of having an abortion after pre-natal tests have discovered possible birth defects a version of Nazi attempts to create a pure race by eliminating the weakest. Source link link: Abortion to avoid birth defects is like Nazi eugenics – pope.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Nothing new in recent study on Dengvaxia effects, says DOH chief

DOH Sec Francisco Duque III. Noy Morcoso / INQUIRER.net There was nothing new or different in the findings of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study about the effects of Sanofi Pasteur�.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Dengvaxia mess: No room for recklessness when lives are at risk - Duque

Despite claims by government officials of the previous administration that dengue vaccines were acquired in good faith, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said agencies have to be extra careful as li.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Duque tells Garin to push through with suit

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III said his predecessor Janette Garin has the right to file cases against former officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) over the P10.6-billion fund mess involving the state-run health insurer. “‘Di mag-file siya (She can file it). This is a democratic country. If anyone wants to […] The post Duque tells Garin to push through with suit appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Philippines finally collects 1 million units of blood

More than two decades after the National Blood Service Act of 1994 was passed, the Philippines has finally realized its goal of collecting one million units of blood, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball gets knee treatment, now healthy

NBA.com staff report Lonzo Ball, who played in just 52 games during his rookie season, is back on the court and "100 percent" following a knee procedure according to a report by ESPN. The former No. 2 overall pick received a platelet-rich plasma shot for the ailing left knee that kept him out of the final portion of the regular season. "I just got back [on the court]," Ball told ESPN at the Big Baller Brand Junior Basketball Association media day at Citizens Business Bank Arena, where he joined his father and brothers. "But I have been lifting weights. Nothing stopped me from doing that. I just got back on the court though, but everything is feeling good." Ball averaged 10.2 points, 7.2 assists and 6.9 rebounds per contest while shooting 36.0 percent en route to earning NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

‘Unpopular opinions’ become fight against provincial stereotypes, misconceptions

The “unpopular edition” Twitter trend has seen numerous users come out with hot takes on the pressing issues of today. While the phrase ‘unpopular opinion’ usually connotes a willingness to express a hot new take at risk of public crucifixion, some have used the Twitter thread to proudly share little known facts and erase misconceptions […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018