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NKTI holds community forum to prevent kidney diseases

SAN JOSE, Antique June 25 (PIA) - - The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) recently held a Lay Forum in the town of San Jose, in celebration of the Kidney Month this June. The activity w.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesJun 25th, 2018

NKTI holds forum on kidney care in Pulilan

NKTI-RedcopProgram Manager Dr. Teresita Susan Jorge educates the public on how to properly care for their kidneys to prevent renal diseases during a forum in Barangay Sta. Peregrina, Pulilan, Bulacan......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

DOE Holds 2018 Energy Investment Forum

The Department of Energy (DOE) hosted the annual Energy Investment Forum, September 13, 2018 at Cebu Parklane Hotel. Organized by the Investment Promotion Office (IPO), the event picked the theme, “Transcending Investments: Role in Encouraging Investors in the Energy Sector”. According to the DOE, the forum as organized aims to provide local and international stakeholders […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Maguindanao holds forum in preparation for Bangsamoro plebiscite

Participants at Tuesday's grand forum on the Bangsamoro Organic Law in Buluan town promised to campaign for a "yes" vote for next year's plebiscite on a new region to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Gilas cadet Troy Rike won’t be joining NU in Season 81

Just nearly two months after joining up with National University, Troy Rike said on Thursday that he will not be playing in the looming UAAP Season 81. “Due to factors out of my control, I will not be able to play in UAAP Season 81. The news was devastating to me and I feel great regret that I won’t be able to take the floor with my teammates this season,” the Filipino-American big man said in a statement posted in his Twitter account. It is still unclear what “factors” were “out of his control,” but he made it clear that he remains in NU and remains hopeful to return to action there sooner than later. “It always has been and will always be my dream to play basketball in the Philippines. I hope to be able to pursue that dream here at NU and get back to playing soon,” he said. Rike played for four years for Wake Forest University in the US NCAA before coming back home to the Philippines to suit up for the Gilas cadets in the recently concluded 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup. He already holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest, but has enrolled for a master’s degree in NU. As per UAAP rules, a student-athlete from a non-member school who is pursuing graduate studies in a member school shall not be subject to residency. As a post-graduate student, however, the 22-year-old will only have one year of eligibility for the Bulldogs. Now, it looks like that won’t be happening – in the looming Season 81, at least. Still, Rike showed much gratitude to the Sampaloc-based school in his statement. As he put it, “I would first like to thank NU, my coaches, my teammates, and management for welcoming me with open arms into the community the past couple of months. He then continued, “Although I’ve only been at NU for a short time, it really feels like home and I will always be thankful to have been part of the NU family.” The Gilas cadet then ended his statement by saying he will be cheering on the Bulldogs in the looming Season 81 tipping off on September 8. “I’m behind my teammates 100 percent and I’ll be cheering the squad on all season – no matter where the future may take me,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Peritoneal Dialysis: a Do-It-Yourself Treatment to Kidney Problem

One Filipino dies from kidney failure every hour, or an average of 24 people per day. The National Kidney and Transplant Institute of the Philippines (NKTI) said that 18,000 Filipinos are affected by complications from diabetes and hypertension leading to kidney failure. In 2015, NKTI reported a 12 percent increase of kidney-related incidents where 18,603 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

LOOK: Nietes, Palicte hold meet and greet for Filipino community in LA

Before Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte battle for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship, the two Pinoy contenders shared some time with the Filipino Community in Los Angeles, California.  Longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion Nietes and upstart contender Palicte held a meet and greet at the Filipino American Community Center, roughly two weeks before they're scheduled to share the ring in a featured world title bout at the SuperFly 3 card at The Forum in Los Angeles.  Nietes and Palicte were joined by other Filipino boxing personalities such as Louisa Hawton and Mercito Gesta.  Hawton, a Fil-Australian, will also be fighting on the SuperFly3. She will be taking on Brenda Flores for the vacant WBC Women's Minimumweight World Championship.  Nietes and Palicte will be the second all-Filipino world title bout this year, months after Jerwin Ancajas defended his IBF Super Flyweight World Championship against Jonas Sultan.  SuperFly3 happens on September 8th at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Results of study on ASEAN Economic Community out on Friday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – The Socio-Economic Research and Data Analytics Center (SERDAC) of the state-owned University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) here will hold a forum on Friday at the school’s social hall to present the results of the study on the ASEAN Economic Community. USEP-School of Applied Economics acting dean Jennifer E. Hinlo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Stay Fit and Prevent Cancer: The Easy Way of Increasing Alkalinity in Your Diet

Is your diet ‘acidic’ or ‘alkaline’? These words tend to be thrown around quite heavily in the health industry. Simply put, the acidity or alkalinity of one’s blood has a great impact on the health. The higher the intake of alkaline foods, the less chances for you to acquire diseases – simply because your body […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Boxing: Donnie Nietes, Aston Palicte face off ahead of world title bout

With roughly a month to go before fight night, Filipino contenders Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes and Aston ‘Mighty’ Palicte faced off for the first time ahead of their highly-anticipated all-Filipino title bout.  Hollywood face off. Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte join #Superfly3 presscon in LA. They fight for the vacant WBO World Title Sept 8 on @HBOboxing @360BoxingPromos @ALAPromotions1 @RoyJonesJrFA pic.twitter.com/2bmF5yQVME — Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) August 9, 2018 Nietes and Palicte are scheduled to fight for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship on the upcoming HBO and 360 Promotions-presented SuperFly 3 card at The Forum in Los Angeles, California this September 8th (September 9th, Manila time). Three-division world champion Nietes will be making his much-awaited debut in the super flyweight division. For the 36-year old Murcia, Negros Occidental native, who still holds the distinction for being the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion during his undisputed reign in the light flyweight division, his bout with Palicte serves as another opportunity to showcase his world-class talents to a much bigger audience. “Excited na excited kasi nabigyan ulit ako ng opportunity na makapag-laban dito sa SuperFly,” Nietes told ABS-CBN News’ Steve Angeles during the SuperFly 3 press conference in Hollywood, Wednesday evening. “This is a bug card, malaking tuwa ko na lalaban ako ulit dito sa US, ipapakita ko naman yung talent namin dito sa US." This will be Nietes’ second consecutive fight in the United States, coming off a successful IBF Flyweight World Championship defense against Juan Carlos Reveco at SuperFly 2 back in February, also at The Forum. While Nietes has long been a household name in the Philippines, many saw the ALA Promotions star’s dominant performance as a coming out party of sorts. This time, Nietes finds himself matched up agaisnt a fellow Filipino, who’s hungry for a world championship as well, in Palicte. Originally scheduled to be the headliner for a Pinoy Pride card in Cebu this August, 360 Promotions founder Tom Loeffler saw the opportunity to bring a pair of world-class Pinoy boxers on a much bigger stage. “When we had an opportunity in September 8th to put on a triple-header on HBO, I told peter Nelson of HBO that this is one of the best fights in the super flyweight division, for a WBO world championship and he agreed,” Loeffler said. “Donnie had a great performance in SuperFly 2. Aston now has the opportunity to fight for a world title at 115-pounds. I think it’s a tremendous matchup for these two great Filipino fighters.” Aside from the obvious prestige that comes with fighting for a world title, Palicte also has the opportunity to face off against not only a kababayan, but also someone he’s looked up. “Dati, bata pa ako, siya medyo matanda na sa akin, nakikita ko na sila, ina-idolize ko na sila. Hanggang ngayon, magkalaban na kami.” For the 27-year old Bago,Negros Occidental-native, it’s purely business. “Trabaho yan, part ng trabaho. Sa taas ng ring siguro iba, at pagkatapos ng laban, iba rin. Magkaibigan, pero wala eh, wala tayong magagawa, trabaho lang. Sports lang.” This will be the second all-Filipino world title fight this year, five months after reigning champion Jerwin Ancajas defended his IBF Super Flyweight World Championship against Nietes’ ALA Promotions stablemate Jonas Sultan. And while Nietes would rather not have to face a compatriot, like Palicte said, it’s simply business. “Filipino versus Filipino ang laban, so wala tayong magagawa dun kasi mandatory, so dapat maglaban. Ang sa amin lang, ipakita lang namin yung talento namin, yung galing namin atsaka yung magandang laban namin, ipakita namin sa mga tao, sa mga boxing fans dito sa US.”   H/T: Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Pro- and anti-China lines harden in the Philippines

A protester holds a placard during a rally coinciding the Philippines' 120th Independence Day at the Chinese consulate in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, 12 June 2018. Photo: AFP Forum/NurPhot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

US to urge pressure against North Korea at Asia talks

SINGAPORE: The US will urge the international community to keep up sanctions pressure against North Korea at a security forum in Singapore this week, as concerns mount that Pyongyang has made little progress towards denuclearization. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his North Korean counterpart will attend the gathering in the city-state where US President [...] The post US to urge pressure against North Korea at Asia talks appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Richard Gomez graces special PSA sports forum

The Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum holds a special edition of its weekly session today as it has no less than Asian Games Philippines chef de mission Richard Gomez as its lone guest at the Athletes Lounge of the Philippine Tennis Association inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

1st Environmental Forum held in Ipil

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, July 26 (PIA)-- To discuss about eco-tourism initiatives, "No Smoking Ordinance," Fisheries and Solid Waste Management for a clean and green community, the Municipal Environme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Anderson tops Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other SF suspended

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didn't really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway. They had played on and on, through 6 1/2 hours of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during the second-longest match in the history of a tournament that began in 1877, all the way until the never-ending serving marathon did, finally, end at 26-24 in the fifth set Friday, with Anderson claiming the most important of the 569 points — the last. So when Anderson left Centre Court, well aware that his 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 victory earned him the chance to win his first Grand Slam title at age 32, the South African said: "At the end, you feel like this is a draw between the two of us." He continued: "John's such a great guy, and I really feel for him, because if I'd been on the opposite side, I don't know how you can take that, playing for so long and coming up short." Only one match at Wimbledon ever lasted longer: Isner's 2010 first-round victory over Nicolas Mahut, the longest match in tennis history. It went more than 11 hours over three days and finished 70-68 in the fifth on Court 18, which now bears a plaque commemorating it. Friday's contest lasted so long, the day's second semifinal didn't finish. Novak Djokovic was leading Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) in a compelling showdown filled with entertaining points that was suspended as soon as the third set concluded at just past 11 p.m., the curfew at the All England Club. Some people in the stands booed the decision to halt the match after a fantastic tiebreaker in which Nadal wasted three set points at 6-5, 7-6 and 8-7. Djokovic cashed in on his second when Nadal's backhand found the net after an 18-stroke exchange. Because Nadal and Djokovic didn't begin playing until after 8 p.m., the retractable roof above the main stadium was shut between the matches and the arena's artificial lights were turned on. Now they'll come back Saturday to figure out who will face Anderson in the final, resuming at 1 p.m. local time, under the roof. The women's final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber will then follow. That creates an unusual situation: Instead of a standard 2 p.m. start, Williams and Kerber won't know exactly when their match will begin. Anderson will certainly appreciate the chance to put his feet up ahead of Sunday's final, while Nadal and Djokovic — who have a combined 29 Grand Slam titles between them, five at Wimbledon — push each other some more. Anderson's fifth set alone lasted nearly 3 hours as his semifinal became a test of endurance more than skill. "He stayed the course incredibly well," said the No. 9 seed Isner, a 33-year-old American playing in his first major semifinal. "Just disappointed to lose. I was pretty close to making a Grand Slam final and it didn't happen." Anderson finally earned the must-have, go-ahead service break with the help of a point in which the right-hander tumbled to his backside, scrambled back to his feet and hit a shot lefty. "That definitely brings a smile to my face," said Anderson, the runner-up to Nadal at last year's U.S. Open. "At that stage, you're just trying to fight in every single moment, and I was like, 'Just get up!'" The No. 8 seed Anderson eliminated eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in a 13-11 fifth set in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Between that and the energy-sapper against Isner, it's hard to imagine how Anderson will have much left for his second Slam final. Wimbledon doesn't use tiebreakers in the fifth set for men, or third set for women, so there's nothing to prevent a match from continuing ad infinitum. Both Isner and Anderson said they'd like to see that change. At one point in the fifth set, a spectator shouted, "Come on, guys! We want to see Rafa!" The 6-foot-8 Anderson and 6-10 Isner go way back, to their college days, Isner at Georgia, Anderson at Illinois. In the pros, Isner had won eight of 11 previous matchups. But this one was as close as can be. There wasn't a whole lot of intrigue, or momentum shifts. The serving, though, was something else. Isner pounded his at up to 142 mph; Anderson reached 136 mph. They combined for 102 aces: 53 by Isner, 49 by Anderson. "The effort they both put in and the performance and the guts, the way they competed — a lot to be proud of," said Justin Gimelstob, one of Isner's coaches. Both failed to seize early opportunities. Isner wasted a set point in the opener. Anderson served for the third at 5-3, got broken, and then had a pair of set points in that tiebreaker, double-faulting one away. By the latter stages, with break chances so rare, murmurs would spread through the Centre Court stands whenever a game's returner got to love-15 or love-30. Could we be about to see the sixth and last break of a match that would end up with 90 holds? Repeatedly, the answer was, of course, "No," even when Anderson held break points at 7-all, 10-all and 17-all. The 10-all game ended with Isner hitting a forehand passing winner on the run to hold, then letting his momentum carry him directly to his sideline chair, where he plopped himself down. By the end, he was looking exhausted, leaning over to rest a hand on a knee between points. "I feel pretty terrible," Isner said afterward. "My left heel is killing me and I have an awful blister on my right foot." He never got a break point in the fifth set. Anderson finally came through on his sixth for a 25-24 lead, when Isner wearily put a backhand into the net. Then Anderson served out the victory, with Isner sailing a forehand wide on match point. Soon, they were meeting for an embrace......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Bulacan holds 1st PAC Summit

In line with the theme “Strengthening the Linkages with the Community Toward Good Governance,” the Bulacan Police Provincial Office, Provincial Advisory Council in coordination with the provincial government of Bulacan and San Rafael town conducted recently the 1st Provincial Advisory Council (PAC) Summit at the Victory Coliseum in Barangay Sampaloc, San Rafael. The summit convened the [...] The post Bulacan holds 1st PAC Summit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

REDCOP officer says kidney disease a costly ailment

SAN JOSE, Antique June 29 (PIA) -- The program manager of the Renal Disease Control Program (REDCOP) sent a strong message to the participants of the Lay Forum on Renal Health and Disease Prevention t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Humane facilities

Criminal suspects are put behind bars for committing wrongful and inhuman acts against other people. Jails and prisons are established precisely to isolate them and prevent them from doing more harm to the community. Most of them are suspects and accused of theft-robbery, drug pushing, sexual assault and other violent….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

CSU holds first abaca consultative forum with farmers, stakeholders

Abaca is life for Catanduanes. In a bid to strengthen the abaca industry in the province, the Catanduanes State University (CSU) held its first consultative forum with stakeholders and the abaca farmers from the 11 municipalities of the province on June 26, 2018 at the university auditorium.  The event, facilitated by the CSU’s Research and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

6 dead, 52 admitted in a week due to leptospirosis

MANILA, Philippines – Six patients with leptospirosis, including a minor, have died this week at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) in Quezon City said the chairman of its Adult Nephrology Department Wednesday, June 27, following the sudden surge of patients with the renal disease in the hospital. Since ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Six dead due to leptospirosis as cases reach alarming number

Six have died from among the 44 leptospirosis patients who were brought to the National Kidney and Transplant Institute between June 22 and June 26. The patients admitted on those dates have surpassed the total leptospirosis patients recorded by the NKTI for the whole 2017. Source link link: Six dead due to leptospirosis as cases reach alarming number.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018