City of Naga: Doctor not certain if Sinulog participants’ illness due to food poisoning

Rosalie Abatayo 01/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The eight young performers in the Sinulog sa Naga, who landed in the hospital on Sunday afternoon, January 26, 2020, due to suspected food poisoning have already been discharged. In a statement issued…

Palace: Duterte OK despite new illness

10/08/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is “OK and well,” Malacañang said on Monday, despite the 74-year-old leader’s admission that he suffers from an autoimmune disease that can potentially have serious complications. He’s the oldest politician to…

Osteoarthritis as a compensable seafarer’s illness

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 10/29/2018

Degenerative changes of the spine, also known as osteoarthritis, is considered as a work-related. due to the seafarer’s performance of tasks that clearly involved unduly heavy physical labor and joint strain. A job of a seafarer is…

Compensability of a seafarer’s pre-existing illness

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 09/18/2018

A pre-existing illness, or an ailment that was contracted prior to his employment, will not deprive a seafarer of compensation benefits as long as it is diagnosed during the effectivity of his recent contract. The Supreme Court…

Illness or accident reportcthe vessel

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/18/2018

If a seafarer is not feeling well while at sea, he must consult a medical person before disembarkation. A seafarer must present evidence or report that he complained of any medical condition while working on board the…

VSMMC records 16K mental illness cases

Futch Anthony Inso 10/10/2017

CASES of mental illness treated at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) steadily rose through the years, doubling from 8,000 in 2010 to 16,000 last year. Dr. Milan Ratunil of the VSMMC’s Department of Psychiatry said…

Trigger-happy

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 09/08/2017

What’s the trigger for your gout, Father?” “My gout? Why do you want to know, Pete?” “’Coz maybe I could avoid it when I get old one day,” he said as he munched on his fried chicken.…

Man picked up by police in Clarin suffers from mental illness

Leo Udtohan 04/25/2017

CEBU CITY—The man, who was detained at the police station here, was not a member of the Abu Sayyaf being hunted by government troops. Clarin Mayor Allen Ray Piezas said the man was identified as Albert Laguna…

Court date set for guard’s murder case

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/09/2017

RESENTMENT due to a parking lot dispute allegedly drove security guard Jonathan Sanchez to shoot down lawyer Goering George Paderanga and his son Gerik Caesare Paderanga a few days before Christmas Day last year. Both victims eventually…

PADPAO-7 welcomes probe on private security agencies

Nestle L. Semilla 12/28/2016

While condemning and denouncing the killing of lawyers Goering and his son Gerik Paderanga by a security guard, the Philippine Association of Detective and Protective Agency Operators (PADPAO) 7, welcomes an investigation into private security agencies (PSA)…

DULJO FIRE: Victims suffer gastro-respiratory illnesses

Nestle L. Semilla 12/04/2016

Many Duljo fire victims are now suffering from respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses, especially the children. Parents are worried that it will spread because there are at least 30 of them occupying one classroom and viruses easily spread…

Closing circles

Francis B. Ongkingco 11/11/2016

A way to describe our life projects or ambitions is to compare them to drawing circles. One patiently connects the dots, so to speak, until a circle is finished before moving on to the next goal. Once…

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