Leprosy in PH: Treatment advances but stigma remains

  In the late 1990s, “Normie,” then 27 and a mother of two toddlers, noticed a whitish patch gro­wing near her right elbow. She recalled thinking that she had contracted a skin ailment and proceeded to treat it with all kinds of medicines, including very expensive ones: “Akala ko buni. Kung anu-ano ang ipinapahid kong […] The post Leprosy in PH: Treatment advances but stigma remains appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Triumph over leprosy fails to wipe out stigma in Philippines - The Mainichi

Triumph over leprosy fails to wipe out stigma in Philippines The Mainichi.....»»

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When the Philippines showed its best as SEA Games hosts in 1981, 1991 and 2005

Hosting the biennial Southeast Asian Games, just like any international multi-sport competition, offers an opportunity for a country to flaunt its best—in terms of organizing the event, making the tournament stand-out, and unleash a vaunted athletic campaign against the region’s best. Before this year’s SEA Games, the Philippines has hosted the SEA Games three times—all of which were momentous and ground-breaking. And in each successive staging, the Filipinos went up the medal standings, reaching the top in the country’s most successful showing in international sports when the country last hosted the biennial event 14 years ago. 1981 This was the first time the Philippines took the cudgels in hosting the Games. Already in its 11th staging, the SEA Games became a centerpiece event of President Ferdinand Marcos’s presidency, as it highlighted his administration’s heightened focus on sports development. This was through the initiative of Marcos nephew Michael Keon’s Gintong Alay program.  The Games was known as the launching pad of Asia’s sprint queen Lydia de Vega, who marveled everyone with her speed and track prowess that earned her the Gold in record-breaking performances in the 100, 200, and women’s relay teams. Isidro del Prado was another track phenom, ruling the 400 meters also in record fashion. The Games was the breakthrough year in Philippine sports as it produced a bountiful harvest in Golds from track and field, cycling, bowling, boxing, basketball, swimming, and weightlifting, among others. The Philippines ended at third, its highest place at the time, with 55 golds, 55 silvers, and 77 bronze medals for a total 187 medals. 1991 Ten years after its impressive first-ever SEA Games hosting, a new government and political climate enveloped the biennial meet. Under President Corazon Aquino, the 16th SEA Games showed the remarkable change the country attained since the 1986 EDSA Revolution, which would be emphasized with an astonishing medal performance, almost topping the 16th edition if not for Indonesia’s marathon gold.  Swimming took the spotlight with ace tanker Eric Buhain capturing a record six golds, making him the most bemedalled athlete, and Akiko Thompson becoming the crowd darling, donning two golds. Bea Lucero also achieved a first-ever milestone of being the only athlete to win medals in two sporting events—two golds in gymnastics in 1987 Jakarta and a gold in the bantamweight division of women’s taekwondo in the 1991 Manila games. A 27 year-old Lydia de Vega-Mercado reclaimed the Asian sprint queen title by winning the Gold in the 100 meters over compatriot Elma Muros and Malaysian Goldivasamy Shanti. Muros, however, won the 100 meter hurdles and won the long jump gold for four successive stagings—a SEA Games first.  The Philippines would rule several sport events with a gold rush in swimming, boxing, basketball, shooting, wushu, track and field, taekwondo, bowling, billiards, among others. Its 91 Gold, 62 Silver, 84 Bronze, and 237 total medal count was good for second. 2005 It took fourteen years before Manila hosted the SEA Games again. And in 2005, its rise as the regional powerhouse in sports was completed with the contingent under the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo reaching the top of the medal standings.  The 23rd  staging was unprecedented, starting with the Opening Ceremonies being held at the Quirino Grandstand instead of a sports stadium, drawing an immense live audience—estimated as the largest ever for a sports event at 200,000. It was the grandest, having the widest array of sports legends appearing in the grand parade of colors, such as SEA Games legends Lydia de Vega-Mercado and Akiko Thompson, Olympic silver medalist Onyok Velasco, top basketball player Allan Caidic, and champion equestrienne Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski. When the Philippine delegates arrived, they were accompanied by Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman, actress Angel Locsin, and then World Boxing Council Lightweight Champion Manny Pacquiao.  Best of all, the Philippines erased the stigma of being the “sick man” of Asian sports, as it won golds left and right, even in sport events it was not usually dominant. Diver Sheila Mae Perez, swimmer Miguel Molina, rower Benjamin Tolentino Jr., and billiards ace Alex Pagulayan were the winningest Filipino athletes with three golds each. Wushu had the most golds with 11, followed by track and field, aquatics, boxing, billiards and snooker, taekwondo, traditional boat race, fencing, wrestling, bowling, judo, and archery. In addition, the Philippines won golds in arnis, karatedo, muay, rowing, shooting, lawn tennis, cycling, dance sports, golf, gymnastics, softball, baseball, lawn balls, equestrian, and pencak silat.  In total, the Philippines won the overall championship with an astonishing 113 gold, 84 silver, 94 bronze, and 291 total medal haul—its best ever in international competitions. Will the Philippines match or eclipse its historic achievement 14 years ago and continue its rise in the medal tally when it hosts the biennial event? Catch the 30th SEA Games in various locations in the Philippines from Saturday, November 30 until Wednesday, December 11 on ABS-CBN S+A, ABS-CBN S+A HD, Liga, Liga HD, iWant Sports, and .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 30th, 2019Related News

Chalk Bright Young Manila: UP Student Laurence Santiano on Breaking the Stigma Against Gaming

The 22-year-old is proof that being a gamer can be a positive track in life......»»

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AFP urged to remove stigma of seeking mental health care

Hontiveros, author of the country’s landmark Mental Health Law, said that major depressive disorder, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder are a growing concern among military men and women......»»

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Taiwanese eyes redemption vs PGTA aces

Taiwan’s No. 6 Song Mengyu sets out for the second Philippine Golf Tour Asia event at home not only to erase the stigma of a previous meltdown but also avert another unsettling setback for the hosts when the Nan Pao TPGA (PGA of Taiwan) Open fires off tomorrow in Tainan City......»»

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JM de Guzman, sensitibo pag tinatawag na ‘adik’

AMINADO ang magaling na aktor na si JM de Guzman, isa sa bida ng Pamilya Ko, na hanggang ngayon ay hindi pa rin nawawala sa kamalayan ng tao ang stigma ng pagiging “adik” niya noon. … Read More The post JM de Guzman, sensitibo pag tinatawag na ‘adik’ appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

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Ghost of Marquez past still haunts Team Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao’s training team is still feeling the stigma of the Filipino icon’s devastating loss to Juan Manuel Marquez more than six years ago......»»

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Remove stigma on mental health, experts urge government

Health experts have called on the government to mainstream mental health services to remove the stigma associated with it, also lamenting the lack of psychiatrists and psychologists in the country despite the increasing number of suicides......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2019Related News

Senators shun top post in tax committee due to political stigma

THERE are still no takers for chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means due to the “stigma” attached to tax measures, Majority Leader Juan Miguel F. Zubiri told reporters on Wednesday......»»

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Rakrakan 2017 hopes to remove stigma with anti-drugs theme

Rakrakan 2017 hopes to remove stigma with anti-drugs theme.....»»

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Lions roaring redemption

SBC erases stigma of 2015 loss, bags 20th title.....»»

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POPCOM Supports Call to End HIV/AIDS Social Stigma

POPCOM Supports Call to End HIV/AIDS Social Stigma.....»»

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Charlie Sheen urges other HIV-positive stars to come forward

BERLIN (AFP) - US actor Charlie Sheen, who announced last year he is HIV-positive, said other celebrities should come forward if they have contracted the virus to help lift its stigma......»»

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