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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

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

NU stuns UST for 3rd win

National University scored its second win in three games after overcoming University of Santo Tomas anew, 69-61, in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Center. The Bulldogs stayed in the seventh spot in the standings with a 3-6 record and stopped the Growling Tigers' three-game winning streak with the latter settling for fifth place with a 4-5 slate. Rookie Dave Ildefonso took over late in the game for NU after his team allowed UST to erase an 11-point lead, 53-42, lead at the end of the third quarter to just one, 59-58, after Zach Huang's layup midway through the fourth. Ildefonso scored five points in the Bulldogs' corresponding 6-0 run...Keep on reading: NU stuns UST for 3rd win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News19 hr. 46 min. ago

Panelo clarifies: Palace to review proposed mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets

Malacañang on Saturday clarified it was not snubbing “in toto” the proposed mandatory drug testing of candidates for next year’s elections, saying it is yet to review the proposal. Source link link: Panelo clarifies: Palace to review proposed mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Panelo clarifies: Palace to review proposed mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets

Malacañang on Saturday clarified it was not snubbing “in toto” the proposed mandatory drug testing of candidates for next year's elections, saying it is yet to review the proposal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Panelo clarifies: Palace to review proposed mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets - Philippine Star

Panelo clarifies: Palace to review proposed mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Duque condemns attack on FDA chief, cops in Daet

Duque condemns attack on FDA chief, cops in Daet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

No mandatory drug test for candidates — Palace

MALACANANG reiterated on Friday that the government will not support the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s (PDEA) proposal to have candidates in the 2019 midterm elections undergo mandatory drug testing. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said that drug tests should be voluntary, noting that candidates who have nothing to hide can always opt to submit themselves to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Palace: Mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets unconstitutional - Philippine Star

Palace: Mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets unconstitutional - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Palace: Mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets unconstitutional

Mandatory drug tests for candidates in the 2019 midterm elections would violate the 1987 Constitution, Malacañang said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

DOH condemns ambush on FDA chief’s convoy

  The Department of Health (DOH) condemned on Friday the attack on the convoy of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Nela Charade Puno in Lupi town, Camarines Sur province last Thursday.     "We condemn in no uncertain terms 'yung nangyari at tayo ay nakikiramay doon sa pamilya ng mga pumanaw na pulis," Health Secretary Francisco Duque III told Radyo Inquirer.     Duque said the convoy was heading to Daet town in Camarines Norte province when they were attacked by suspected communist rebels.     Duque assured that Puno was safe and was secured by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Camarines Sur afte...Keep on reading: DOH condemns ambush on FDA chief’s convoy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Palace: No to PDEA’s surprise drug test for 2019 election bets

  Malacaang on Friday rejected the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct surprise drug tests on candidates for the 2019 midterm elections. Presidential Spokesperson Panelo said such test should be taken "voluntarily" and not be forced on candidates. "Well sa tingin ko, dapat voluntary. Kung ayaw hindi naman pupuwedeng pupuwersahin mo," Panelo said in an interview over state-run Radyo Pilipinas. "Kung wala naman talagang itinatago, magbu-volunteer talaga iyan," he added, noting that he believes Duterte will also turn down the said proposal. On Wednesday, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino floated the idea of giving drug tests to aspir...Keep on reading: Palace: No to PDEA’s surprise drug test for 2019 election bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

PDEA wants surprise drug test for candidates

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency favors conducting surprise drug tests on election candidates......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

WATCH: Maine Mendoza, Vic Sotto, Coco Martin are cops on a mission for 2018 MMFF entry

MANILA, Philippines – If you had any doubt in your mind that a Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry starring Vic Sotto, Maine Mendoza, and Coco Martin wouldn't be a bucket of laughs...erase those doubts right now. The first teaser trailer for Popoy En Jack: The Pulisincredibles, an official entry to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018