Campaign for issues, not (just) individuals

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 10/15/2021

Begun, the election season has. Despite a still-raging pandemic, there has been no shortage of daily spectacle, providing (un)welcome distraction from the coronavirus. With so many people running for president, it is hard to keep track of…

Public health gains from investment in non-combustible alternatives

PR 08/30/2021

Public health will reap benefits from busines investments in harm reduction or non-combustible alternatives (NCAs) to cigarettes, according to a UK-based fund manager. “I think there’s a lot of upside from industry investment in harm reduction, if…

Cebu City COVID-19 cemetery project shelved

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s plan to build a cemetery for victims of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic will no longer push through. Councilor David Tumulak, the proponent for the Cebu City Memorial Garden ordinance…

How social distancing works and what it means for you

AP 03/17/2020

NEW YORK  — Can my kids go on a play date? Is it OK if I visit the gym? In this time of coronavirus, once-easy questions have suddenly become complex. Here are some questions and answers about…

‘Distorted news’ deemed health issue in junta-run Thailand

AP 11/29/2017

BANGKOK — Thailand’s military government says it is fighting a new threat to public health: distorted news reports. The country’s health ministry announced Tuesday it is launching a new smartphone application that will allow users to flag…

Fight against dengue: Provincial Health Office to hold Cebu-wide cleanup drive

Nestle L. Semilla 11/08/2016

Following the declaration of state of calamity due to dengue outbreak last month, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) will conduct a province-wide simultaneous clean-up drive on Thursday. PHO head Dr. Rene Catan said the activity will be…

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