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HIV/AIDS cases in Capiz double up

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The number of persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the province of Capiz and Roxas City almost doubled, according to a member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod here. Councilor Cesar Yap, a medical doctor by profession and committee on health chairperson, said that from 65 PLWHAs in the past […] The post HIV/AIDS cases in Capiz double up appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJan 17th, 2018

Malacañang probes plaints vs Capiz guv

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Malacañang has acted on two administrative complaints filed against Capiz Gov. Antonio del Rosario for alleged graft and gambling inside a casino. Complainant Essex Quintia of Poblacion Ilaya Dao, Capiz said he filed the cases against del Rosario for allegedly violating Republic Act 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) and Memorandum […] The post Malacañang probes plaints vs Capiz guv appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

WHO lauds new HIV/AIDS law

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday lauded the new law that seeks to strengthen the Philippine government’s response to the growing number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) cases in the country, This, after Malacañang announced on Wednesday that President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Health chief lauds signing of HIV-AIDS law; 945 new HIV cases recorded

“The signing of the Philippine HIV and AIDS Act is a huge step forward in responding to the growing HIV epidemic in the Philippines,” Duque said. Health chief lauds signing of HIV-AIDS law; 945 new HIV cases recorded Source link: Health chief lauds signing of HIV-AIDS law; 945 new HIV cases recorded.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Hontiveros hails Duterte for signing HIV/AIDS policy law

MANILA, Philippines --- Sen. Risa Hontiveros praised President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday for signing the HIV and AIDS Policy Act of 2018. "I am happy that the measure was finally signed into law by the President. It is a great way to start the new year," Hontiveros, principal author and co-sponsor of the measure, said in a statement. The senator noted that the newly-signed law could be a modern policy to "curb the prevalence of HIV and AIDS cases" in the Philippines. READ:Duterte signs HIV and AIDS Policy Act Hontiveros noted that the law would allow affordable and accessible medical treatment through "updated health technologies" and would offer education on "prevention" ...Keep on reading: Hontiveros hails Duterte for signing HIV/AIDS policy law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Putin says Western spy cases aimed at holding Russia back

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin at his annual press conference on Thursday, December 20, dismissed spy scandals in the West as aimed at undermining the country's international standing. Putin cited the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, which Britain has blamed on Russia , naming the two suspects in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Free HIV testing available in Capiz

By: Alex Lumaque ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Anti-retroviral drugs, care and other needed support will be accorded by the government to people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)  or PLWHA who have been confirmed through free HIV test. This was disclosed by Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) director Dr. Jojo Feliciano during a recent […] The post Free HIV testing available in Capiz appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Hiligaynon News: Capiz may libre nga HIV testing

SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Disyembre 5 (PIA) -- Ginpahanumdom ni Dr. Jojo Feliciano nga direktor sang Secretariat sang Philippine National Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Council (PNAC) il.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Hiligaynon News: Capiz may libre nga HIV testing

SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Disyembre 5 (PIA) — Ginpahanumdom ni Dr. Jojo Feliciano nga direktor sang Secretariat sang Philippine National Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Council (PNAC) il Source link link: Hiligaynon News: Capiz may libre nga HIV testing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Hiligaynon News: Capiz may libre nga HIV testing

SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Disyembre 5 (PIA) — Ginpahanumdom ni Dr. Jojo Feliciano nga direktor sang Secretariat sang Philippine National Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Council (PNAC) il Source link link: Hiligaynon News: Capiz may libre nga HIV testing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Hiligaynon News: Capiz may libre nga HIV testing

SYUDAD SANG ROXAS, Capiz, Disyembre 5 (PIA) -- Ginpahanumdom ni Dr. Jojo Feliciano nga direktor sang Secretariat sang Philippine National Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Council (PNAC) il.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

DOH: Over 200 cases of HIV-AIDS recorded in Bicol from Jan-Sept 2018

LEGAZPI CITY -- Some 229 Bicolanos tested positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) from January-September this year, the Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol said Monday.   The DOH Epidemiology Bureau's recorded 229 cases was three cases higher than the 226 cases it recorded in the same period last year.   Dr. Ernie Vera, DOH acting regional director, at a press briefing on Monday afternoon said the rising number of HIV-AIDS cases in Bicol is a serious health concern even if it only contributes a three-percent share in the total HIV cases nationwide. Topping the list of having the most number of recorded HIV-AIDS cases ...Keep on reading: DOH: Over 200 cases of HIV-AIDS recorded in Bicol from Jan-Sept 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

HIV cases among youth, yuppies spike

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP)-Iloilo is targeting the youth and the adolescents in its campaign against HIV/AIDS. In her presentation to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) on Nov 27, 2018, Mona Liza Diones, chapter program manager of FPOP-Iloilo Chapter, said that the rate of HIV infection in the city has […] The post HIV cases among youth, yuppies spike appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

IN NUMBERS: Global HIV/AIDS cases still on the rise

MANILA, Philippines – The world has seen a continued spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic over the past 3 decades. The fight against HIV/AIDS has been more challenging with latest developments, such as easier access to social media, that contribute to the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

French wine market to shrink further, but organics surge—report

Sales of French wines made with organically grown grapes are set to double between now and 2022, even as the downward trend for overall wine consumption appears firmly in place, an industry research group reported Friday. Sales from vineyards which have quit using chemical pesticides to protect against pests and mold made up just 3.7 percent of the French market last year, with nearly 9.3 million 12-bottle cases sold, Britain's IWSR Drinks Market Analysis group said. But that was more than twice the 4.6 million cases sold in 2012, and surging demand is expected to propel sales to 17.3 million cases by 2022. And organic vineyards are able to command higher prices fr...Keep on reading: French wine market to shrink further, but organics surge—report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

MVP Ladder: Hot start pushes Curry to forefront

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com 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

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

WHO urges PH to give more attention to growing number of HIV-AIDS cases

MANILA, Philippines – World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific regional director Dr Shin Young-soo urged the Philippine government to “seriously consider" the growing number of people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS). Young-soo said the Philippine numbers are the “ fastest growing ” in the Asia Pacific. “The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Manila government opens HIV/AIDS center

The Manila city government has inaugurated a health facility as part of its campaign to reduce the rising cases of HIV/AIDS in the city......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

China HIV/AIDS cases surge by 14%

BEIJING, China – The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in China has surged by 14 percent, with most cases transmitted through sex rather than blood transfusions, state media said on Saturday, September 29. More than 820,000 people had AIDS or were HIV-positive at the end of June, up by 100,000 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Dengue cases in Roxas spike by 189%

ROXAS City Dengue Program Coordinator Mark Atanque said three persons in Capiz have died of dengue infection. Atanque made the revelation during the Roxas City Local Health Board meeting at the Roxas City Hall. The meeting was presided by City Councilor Cesar Yap Jr., committee on health chair, together with City Health Officer Lory Cahilog. […] The post Dengue cases in Roxas spike by 189% appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018