A unified call in handling the measles outbreak

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Now that a measles outbreak has already been declared by the Department of Health, at least three partylist representatives aired their respective suggestions and practical ways in dealing with the outbreak to be undertaken both at home and schools.

 

They were Reps. Bong Belaro, Harlin Neil Abayon III and Rep Ron Salo. Belaro, 1-Ang Edukasyon, suggested that the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education to direct all school heads to take precautions against measles for the health and safety of students and faculty.

 

He said schools can be hotspots for the…

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Ridding the menaces on the roads

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

A big part of Metro Manila’s side roads—which are often used as short cuts during heavy traffic jams in the major thoroughfares—are being clogged by illegally- parked vehicles (especially cars, jeepneys and tricycles) and by tents erected for peddling street foods and carinderia-style cooked food as well as for wakes held in houses of those who could least afford a private funeral parlor or church space.

 

Local officials and the Metro Manila Development Authority have been waging sporadic campaigns against street vendors but their efforts end up in vain as there…

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1st Pinoy councilor in UK wants Nora A. to play her mom’s role, if her story is filmed

 

 

by Boy Villasanta

 

When ABS-CBN Entertainment Bureau Chief Mario V. Dumaual talked to Cynthia Alcantara-Barker, the first ever elected Filipina Councilor of Elstree town and Borehamwood borough in the United Kingdom, the subject was overwhelmed when asked who she would want to play herself if ever her biopic comes to life.

 

“I don’t know yet. That’s quite a tough question,” said Alcantara-Barker who has been in the UK for 40 years.

            But when asked who she would want to portray her mom, Nelia Bartolome Alcantara, onscreen, without batting an eyelash, Cynthia exclaimed “Nora Aunor.”

            For…

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SM Foundation turns over a spacious health center 2 in Urdaneta

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

From just a one-story health center in years past, SM Foundation Inc. expanded, renovated and refurbished the Urdaneta City Health Center 2 in what could easily be classified as a modern health facility that could compare with private (pay) hospitals.

 

The recipients of the upgraded health center are local officials representing the residents of 16 idents barangays in Urdaneta, Pangasinan that was formally turned over by SM Foundation Inc. and the officers of Urdaneta Mall to local officials headed by Mayor Amadeo Perez IV.

 

The center is now a spacious…

Read more: SM Foundation turns over a spacious health center 2 in Urdaneta

Hopes rise for a geriatric care center in the country

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

For all these years, the elderly—especially those afflicted by diseases for the aged and even depression and severe loneliness—have nowhere to run but abroad for the specialized care they need. But for the not-so well-off senior citizens and their caregivers, this problem lingers until the afflicted elderly dies.

 

Rep. Ron Salo, Kabayan partylist, said the bill to create the country’s first elderlty care research hospital was approved at the House panel.

 

A specialty research hospital will soon be the government's latest addition to the range of elderly health care services…

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