High AIDS cases in Davao

The Davao City Health Office (CHO) reported a total of 2,330 cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) cases, figures that rose since the increase in HIV testing in all business establishments in the city......»»

Category: newsSource: davaotoday davaotodayMay 18th, 2018

Dairy production aids to eradicate malnutrition in Ilocos Sur

VIGAN CITY, October 24 -- Dairy milk feeding programs in the areas with high cases of malnutrition in the province of Ilocos Sur have helped in the continuous reduction of malnutrition cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Robredo criticizes Duterte’s rape joke, says ‘merong rape kasi may rapist’

Vice President Leni Robredo took exception Monday to President Rodrigo Duterte’s joke wherein he attributed the high number of rape cases in his hometown of Davao City to the number of beautiful women in it. Source link link: Robredo criticizes Duterte’s rape joke, says ‘merong rape kasi may rapist’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Duterte explains rape cases in Davao: Many beautiful women

MANILA, Philippines – For President Rodrigo Duterte, there will always be rape cases in a place with "many beautiful women." Duterte made the statement in Mandaue City on Thursday night, August 30 – his take on his hometown's high incidence of rape. "They said that Davao had many rape cases. For as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Pres. Duterte says Davao has most number of rape cases due to their beautiful women

During his speech at the celebration of Mandaue City's charter day,Pres.Rodrigo Duterte made yet another scathing jest: attributing the high number of rape cases in his hometown, Davao City, to the locals' beauty. "Basta daghang guwapa, daghangrape (Several beautiful women, therefore several rape cases)," he reportedly said. Davao City ranked first among major cities in the country with the highest number of reported rape cases at 42, followed by Quezon City with 41, Manila, 32, Cagayan De Oro City, 24, and Zamboanga City, 21, according to data released by PNP. Davao City police chief Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum confirmed this report, adding that recorded rape case...Keep on reading: Pres. Duterte says Davao has most number of rape cases due to their beautiful women.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Male-to-male sex high risk for HIV

THE Department of Health (DOH)-6 reported high incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission among males who have sex with males (MSM). In a press conference in Iloilo City, Rodolfo Chin Jr., DOH-6 Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU) HIV/STI Surveillance Assistant, said that out of the 65 newly-diagnosed HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) cases in […] The post Male-to-male sex high risk for HIV appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

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

Davao records 366 new HIV/AIDS cases from Jan-Oct 2016

Davao records 366 new HIV/AIDS cases from Jan-Oct 2016.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 5th, 2017

Davao judge explains to JBC high rate of acquittal in drug cases

Davao judge explains to JBC high rate of acquittal in drug cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2016

841 new HIV cases reported in June, a record-high

More than 800 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were reported in June, 2016, the biggest number of cases ever recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) since 1984. Based on the latest HIV/AIDS Registry of the Philippines, a total of 841 new.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 7th, 2016

‘Impressive:’ PH Navy flaunts first-ever missile system

ABOARD BRP DAVAO DEL SUR --- After a successful missile test fire in August, the Philippine Navy on Wednesday showed off its new capabilities with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in the audience. It was the first time the Defense chief witnessed the live-fire capability of the high-end weapons acquired earlier this year, which ushered the missile age in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The demonstration, held at the vicinity of Lamao Point, Bataan, follows the rounds of sea acceptance tests conducted last August. The main target this time was the decommissioned BRP Dionisio Ojeda. The Spike-Extended Range (ER) Missile Launching System and Mini Typhoon Machine Gun Syst...Keep on reading: ‘Impressive:’ PH Navy flaunts first-ever missile system.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News3 hr. 27 min. ago

IACAT records 67 cases of human trafficking in Davao

There were 67 cases of human trafficking recorded in Davao region from January to September this year with one-year-old children among the victims of online exploitation, the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT-XI) said......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated News20 hr. 40 min. ago

Mindanao inflation rate remains higher than national average

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The inflation rate in all 6 Mindanao regions generally remained high compared to the national average of 6.7% in October although 4 regions registered lower rates compared to the previous month, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released on Tuesday, November 6, showed. In ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

‘Hablon’ shoes, wicker purse, Paete carvings–more artisan finds

An 8-ft-high lamp made of reclaimed troso, religious medallions set in jewelry pieces, a wicker padyak purse, a barong bomber jacket---these handmade, fashionable items and more will be in the sixth edition of the FilipinaZ fair on Nov. 9-11 in Rockwell. This annual fundraiser of Zonta Club of Makati and Environs will showcase 60 local brands with indigenous materials made by skilled artists, weavers and sculptors from Abra to Davao del Sur. Among the exhibitors is sculptor Charming Baldemor, whose pieces include the intricately carved 8-ft-high lamp and accessories such as handbags with floral carving. A native of Paete, Laguna, Baldemor comes from a family of artists and s...Keep on reading: ‘Hablon’ shoes, wicker purse, Paete carvings–more artisan finds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Lacson hopes pay hike would curb police corruption

Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Sunday that he is hoping that the salary increase for policemen in January 2019 would reduce the number of "kotong cops" cases in the country. He said the pay hike might help support the needs of police authorities. "I have high hopes that it will materialize [...] with all the benefits and unprecedented salary hike accorded to the military and uniformed personnel," Lacson said in a statement. The senator also hopes that cops would be more focused on serving and protecting the public against criminals. "Thanks to the strong political will of President Rodrigo Duterte who almost single-handedly pushed for the same, there is every reason for right...Keep on reading: Lacson hopes pay hike would curb police corruption.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

MVP Ladder: Hot start pushes Curry to forefront

By Sekou Smith, When Kevin Durant raised the Finals MVP trophy in the air in June -- his second straight, mind you -- it was supposed to be over for Stephen Curry. The prevailing wisdom said there was no way the former two-time Kia MVP winner Curry would be able to contend for a third Maurice Podoloff Trophy playing alongside Durant (a former Kia MVP himself). Their individual brilliance would be muted by the collective strength of their partnership as the two best players on the best team in the league. This notion they would continue to split Kia MVP votes made sense given their super team required all of its stars to sacrifice personal glory for the greater team good. That was the thinking before the first nine games of this season ... and then Curry decided to attack things as he did in 2015-16. That season, he went nuclear -- averaging 30.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game while shooting 50.4 percent overall and 45.4 percent on three-pointers -- becoming the NBA's first unanimous MVP winner as the Warriors won an NBA-record 73 games. Durant was still toiling for the rival Oklahoma City Thunder then, sharing the spotlight with another eventual Kia MVP in Russell Westbrook. Curry’s opening salvo this season, though, has been nothing short of staggering. His pace right now -- leading the league in scoring while shooting nearly 55 percent overall and 53 percent on three-pointers  -- could top that 2015-16 season. Doing all this with teammates who could make their own compelling cases for Kia MVP honors makes Curry’s start even more mind-boggling. Both Durant (check out his 25-point fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden) and Klay Thompson (who topped Curry’s three-pointers made record in Chicago) are taking turns showing out, all of which speaks to the Warriors' mastery of a situation that easily could have overloaded these three stars. Curry’s consistent brilliance sticks out in a sea of transcendent scoring performances in the early stages of this season. He was the one who dropped 51 points in 32 minutes in a win over Washington, making 11 of his 16 three-pointers. He went 6-for-11 on three-pointers en route to 29 points when Durant worked the Knicks for 41 points at MSG. When Thompson was in the zone against the Bulls, Curry scored 23 points (on 7-for-9 shooting) in just 25 minutes. And when the New Orleans Pelicans showed up to Oracle Arena Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time), Curry lit them up for 37 on 12-for-20 shooting and a 7-for-11 night on three-pointers. That's all why Curry sits atop the first Kia Race to the MVP Ladder this season. And if he keeps this up, there’s no reason Curry won't be in the thick of this season's MVP conversation when the dust settles. The top five in the Week 1 edition of the 2018-19 Kia Race to the MVP Ladder: * * * 1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Season stats: 33 points, 5.9 assists, 5.0 rebounds Here's the kind of damage Curry is doing so far: he’s not only leading the league in scoring, but doing so while shooting a preposterous 54.9 percent overall and an equally bonkers 52.9 percent on three-pointers. Scoring around the league is on the rise this season, and perhaps no one is taking more advantage of the freedom of movement rule the way Curry has. He’s scoring from everywhere, against any and everyone whenever he wants in a system built around his skills. He’s got one of the league’s early 50-point games (51 points, vs. Washington), and, given the way he’s shooting now, could go for another 50-spot at any time. That’s a warning for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who will see Curry today. 2. Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors Season stats: 27.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists Leonard is off to a monstrous start with Toronto, shattering that pesky myth that he was a product of a system in San Antonio. Anyone who forgot just how devastating a two-way player he could be after his nine-game run with the Spurs last season should have a clearer understanding of what he can do when healthy. Just ask Philadelphia 76ers stud Ben Simmons, who couldn't praise Leonard enough after matching wits with the two-time Kia Defensive Player of the Year. “He’s a freak,” Simmons said after turning the ball over 11 times while being guarded by Leonard on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). “His hands are huge. He’s got long arms. He’s a great defender.” The scary part for the rest of the league? Leonard is shooting as good or better than ever on three-pointers (44.4 percent) while logging a career-high 34.7 minutes. And, technically, he is still undefeated in a Raptors uniform (he got a rest day for Bucks-Raptors). 3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks Season stats: 26.1 points, 13.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists It took a franchise-record 24 made three-pointers for the Boston Celtics to hold off Antetokounmpo and the Bucks Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) at TD Garden. It was the Bucks’ first loss this season, but it wasn’t because the "Greek Freak" didn’t show up. He roasted the Celtics for 33 points (on just 22 shots), 11 rebounds, three steals and two assists. The increased floor spacing that comes with the arrival of coach Mike Budenholzer has allowed Antetokounmpo to put opposing defenders in compromising positions. His three-point shot is still in the development stage, but if Budenholzer can help transform that part of his game (as he did for Al Horford and Paul Millsap in Atlanta), the rest of the league will be on notice. As for Antetokounmpo's groove elsewhere on the court, it has made him virtually unstoppable when he’s in attack mode. 4. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans Season stats: 25.2 points, 13.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 3.2 blocks Had there been a top five after the first four games of this season, Davis would have been a runaway pick for the No. 1 spot. He was that good in powering New Orleans' 4-0 start. But the Pelicans have lost four straight and three to the four games since as Davis deals with nagging right elbow pain. Davis missed back-to-back games against Utah and Denver, then played Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) against the Warriors. It was clear he wasn’t at his best, as he had 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. (Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry held him out in a road loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.) Davis hasn’t been shy about proclaiming that he’s chasing both Kia MVP and Kia Defensive Player of the Year honors, a double-dip that only half a handful of players could realistically set as a goal. The talent and high ceiling have never been in question. His availability to chase such lofty goals, however, remains a question at times. 5. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers Season stats: 29.1 points, 6.0 assists, 5.1 rebounds Lillard entered this season as determined to prove his team’s early 2018 playoff exit wasn't a true measure of Portland's status. Still, getting swept by the Pelicans sent the Blazers into the offseason with tons of questions and skeptics. Since the first whistle of training camp, Lillard has gone about the business of answering those questions. He’s averaging career-highs in points (29.1), field goal percentage (49.7 percent), three-point percentage (40 percent) and free throw percentage (94 percent). The Blazers finished their recent four-game road trip at 3-1, which included wins against Orlando, Indiana and the struggling Houston Rockets. Thursday night’s (Friday, PHL time) win over the Anthony David-less Pelicans was fueled by Lillard’s team-high 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Saturday night’s home game against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers could be another opportunity for Lillard and Co. to show they aren’t stepping aside for anyone. * * * The next five 6.  Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets 7.  Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors 8.  Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz 9.  LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers 10.  Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers And five more: Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves; DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio Spurs; Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons; Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics; Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Davao airport goes high-tech with electronic gates

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Eva Pichon, a vacationing OFW from Hongkong, exclaimed: "Yes, we're now hi-tech!" Pichon and at least a dozen other Filipinos on Wednesday, October 31, became the first batch of travellers to use the Bureau of Immigration's electronic gate system or simply e-Gate, installed at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Sulu questions Bangsamoro law, asks SC to stop plebiscite

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 31 Oct) – Barely three months before its scheduled ratification, a petition has been filed before the Supreme Court questioning the constitutionality of the Organic Law on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Mindanao. Through Governor Abdusakur Tan II, the Province of Sulu submitted a 48-page petition this month asking the high tribunal […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Persistent Popovich, Spurs negate coaching-change ways in NBA

By Shaun Powell, The first coach in the Gregg Popovich era to get axed was Brian Winters on Jan. 24, 1997. He lost 100 games faster than anyone in history, a byproduct of overseeing the Vancouver Grizzlies in their expansion season (1995-96) and into 43 games of ’96-97. The most recent to lose his job was Tyronn Lue on Oct. 28, 2018 after Cleveland’s 0-6 start. This was more of a head scratcher as he’s the only coach to win a title with the Cavs. Perhaps his biggest crime was failing to give LeBron James the wrong directions to Cleveland Hopkins Airport last summer. In that span, 245 NBA coaching changes were made in Popovich’s time in San Antonio. Some of them have been understandable, others questionable, in all a spinning wheel that managed to eject all from the first seat on the bench … except one. In the wake of yet another coaching switch, it’s fair to wonder: how and when will it end for Popovich in San Antonio? He’s closer to the finish line than the starting line, but the finish line keeps moving. Any notion of Popovich vanishing once Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili left the organization died when training camp began. Any thought of Popovich turning sour from the organization’s lethal relationship last year with Kawhi Leonard was dismissed when Popovich enthusiastically prepared himself for his 23rd NBA season. And all ideas of Popovich permanently drifting to one of San Antonio’s relaxing 18-hole courses as he approaches his seventh decade on the planet should be shattered with a Big Bertha driver. “I don’t golf,” he said. “What a waste of time. I’d rather read a book. You could be doing a lot of other things.” Like, keep coaching. “I still enjoy this,” he said, before deadpanning, “but I don’t know how to do anything else.” He has survived this long because he wins. With 1,201 victories and counting, he’s climbing toward Don Nelson’s career record of 1,335. With a straight face, Popovich says “my ass would’ve been gone a long time ago” if not for great success that he constantly credits to Duncan, among others. But there’s another factor in play that keeps Popovich in control of his destiny and fate. He has rarely, if ever, had to answer to anyone in the Spurs’ organization, now controlled by Julianna Holt, who keeps away from the basketball operation. Almost from the jump, Popovich ruled the empire, and that has separated him from others who’ve won just as many, or more, than his five championships. It’s a unique setup enjoyed by almost no one in professional sports, which are often controlled by owners who act on a whim. Phil Jackson (11 titles) left two organizations, including the Los Angeles Lakers twice, not totally on his own. Pat Riley had a prickly departure from the Lakers after winning four of his five career titles there. In both cases, the lines were clearly drawn: neither Jackson nor Riley, despite steering their teams to historical runs, carried the strongest voice in the building. Neither had tenure or were immune from the type of sports diseases that can fracture even dynasties and shove great coaches out the door. When he greased the “Showtime” era in Los Angeles, Riley had the biggest coaching profile since Red Auerbach and his signature victory cigars. Riley was charismatic, cool and changed the coaching culture. But inside was a gym rat and a clipboard scribbler. He released the leash on the fast break and made the Lakers intoxicating. He smooth-talked Kareem Abdul-Jabbar into taking a reduced role as age began to weather the Hall of Famer. However, the core Lakers eventually grew weary of Riley’s techniques and motivational tricks. When the Lakers were upset by the Phoenix Suns in the 1990 Western Conference semifinals, Riley heard the increased volume and split. Jackson’s relationship with Bulls GM Jerry Krause showed decay early in the Bulls’ run for a sixth and final championship in 1997-98. Theirs was a clash of egos and ideas. That, and a demand by Jackson for more money, led to a Bulls breakup. In the early 2000s, Jackson restored the Lakers’ franchise as they became the biggest rival for Popovich’s Spurs in that decade. But the chore of coaxing two high-maintenance young stars, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, beat up Jackson and lead to his first LA exit. His second stint with the Lakers ended mainly over money, among other issues. That’s all foreign to Popovich, who had the benefit of taking over a team with David Robinson, the gentlemanly All-Star who gave no gruff. And then, blessed by the basketball gods, Popovich landed Duncan, the most no-frills superstar the game has ever seen. Duncan set the tone in the locker room for professionalism, conduct and work ethic. Everyone followed, something that’s lasted for almost two decades, all while making Popovich’s life easier (for which Popovich is forever grateful). Duncan also drastically changed the lives of two men. When Popovich stepped down from his GM role on Dec. 10, 1996 – taking the coaching job from Bob Hill after a 3-15 start -- he went 17-47. That is his only losing season to date, and the Spurs fell into the Draft lottery. There were whispers at the time -- blasphemy nowadays -- that he might not see another season in San Antonio. In 1997, the Boston Celtics had better odds of winning Draft lottery and its grand prize: a bank-shot-shooting center from Wake Forest (via the Virgin Islands) who could transform a franchise. Had the Celtics gotten the No. 1 pick, perhaps Rick Pitino would still be coaching in the NBA instead of lobbying for a return. As much as Popovich heaps praise on Duncan, there’s no denying Popovich’s role in 21 straight years of playoff trips and his own coaching immortality. The way he runs an organization envied by many, helps find talent with low Draft picks (Ginobili was taken 57th overall; Parker at No. 28), generates respect from players and rivals (LeBron James, among others) and is a San Antonio landmark (along with the Alamo) is no accident. If Popovich can’t control his fate, then no one in his profession ever will. Besides, under what circumstances would Popovich be forced out? Even if it’s his call, how will this end? He turns 70 in January, although the only time he ages is when a referee’s whistle doesn’t blow his way. He survived Leonard, the only documented sign of rebellion by a Spurs’ star. And the Spurs, despite losing Dejounte Murray for the season to a knee injury, might keep their playoff streak alive with DeMar DeRozan blending well with new teammates. “It’s San Antonio, OK? The faces have changed but the standards are the same and the way do things are the same,” Popovich said. “We’re going to expect the guys to do their jobs on and off the court. None of that’s going to change. The way we want to approach the game and have the respect for the game is all the same, just with different people.” Asked about the Murray injury and other non-Spurs-like issues, he adds: “Maybe we deserve a little bad luck. We got to draft Tim Duncan 20 years ago. So, a little misfortune. We deserve it.” Coaching changes since Dec. 1996 Gregg Popovich was named coach of the San Antonio Spurs on Dec. 10, 1996. Since then, there have been 245 coaching changes league-wide. Here's a look at how many changes each team has gone through in the Popovich era. In two years, Popovich assumes control of the US Olympic basketball team. That could satisfy his urge to coach without the 82-game grind and free up time to pursue other stuff. But who knows? “Being a wine consultant going from vineyard to vineyard, or a restaurant critic going from restaurant to restaurant, that would be more fun, for sure,” Popovich said. The 1996-97 season was bloody for the profession. Seven teams, including the Spurs, changed coaches in season. The Washington Bullets (now Wizards) had three coaches that season. And, in fact, Bernie Bickerstaff held two jobs that season, resigning as Denver’s coach in November and was later hired by Washington in February. Cotton Fitzsimmons lasted eight games with the Phoenix Suns. Only one new coach that season lasted more than two decades. Since Popovich’s debut, the Utah Jazz have had the fewest coaching changes (two), while the Grizzlies and Wizards have been on the other extreme (13 each). The Dallas Mavericks’ Rick Carlisle and the Miami Heat’s Erik Spoelstra own the longest tenure after Popovich (10 years each). We’ll never see another like him in our lifetime. He’s a coach who gets results on the court, respect in the locker room and no orders from above. Good luck finding another combination like that. The 245 coaching changes are not a number Popovich particularly likes (because he sticks up for the profession) and it’s not a number that he’ll add to anytime soon -- if he has any say. Which he does. “I’m a simple untalented man,” he said. “This is all I can do. I’d better stick with it.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Duterte warns local execs: Do drugs, commit treason

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday warned local officials against involvement in the illegal drug trade, saying they could be held liable for "high treason." Speaking at a closed-door meeting of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines-Luzon Island Cluster in Davao City, the President cautioned the officials and civil servants against dipping their hands into the narcotics trade. "Do not mess up with drugs," the President said, according to a statement released by Malacaang. "It is high treason if you do that to your country." "I'm not saying that it's all about money, but you can have comfortable lives if you are a mayor. Just avoid drugs," he added. Been there... ...Keep on reading: Duterte warns local execs: Do drugs, commit treason.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Sara on political dynasty: Election makes it democratic

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Oct) – Incumbent Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio did not deny that the city is ruled by a “political dynasty” with both her brothers running for high positions – as representative and as vice mayor – in May but she maintained the freedom of the people to select their leaders […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018