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Health care law signed

Manila Standard - 2 ore 30 min fa
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Gatchalian asks CHEd for report on NSTP review

INQUIRER.net - 2 ore 59 min fa
MANILA, Philippines --- Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian has asked the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to submit a report of the review of the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act. (Republic Act No. 9163). On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Education held an inquiry on the Citizen Armed Force or Armed Forces of the Philippines Reservist Act (Senate Bill No. 189), which seeks to revive the mandatory Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program for students Grades 11 and 12. READ: Duterte approves revival of mandatory ROTC for Grades 11, 12 In 2002, ROTC was made optional through the NSTP Act. Calls to abolish the ROTC were fueled by the killing of University of...

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Rody shuns EDSA rites

Manila Standard - 3 ore 14 min fa
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Skid-busting win over FEU shows Lady Maroons’ ‘step by step’ improvement

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 17 min fa
MANILA, Philippines---University of the Philippines has slowly started to rise to prominence in the women's volleyball landscape for the past three years, but there are still teams that the Lady Maroons have yet to beat well until now. UP hadn't beaten Far Eastern U in their last eight minutes but that changed Wednesday in theUAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament. The Lady Maroons were able to secure their first victory against the Lady Tamaraws in five years, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20, in another milestone moment. UP head coach Godfrey Okumu said the Lady Maroons' latest victory is a sign that the team is headed in the right direction. "Everything comes with chan...

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Play explores domestic violence in San Diego’s Fil-Am community

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 17 min fa
  SAN DIEGO, California --- A spotlight is being focused on domestic violence in San Diego's Filipino American community with the play "The Fire in Me."   In the play, Fil-Am college student Lark lands an internship at a legal clinic for immigrant survivors of domestic violence.When her work unearths memories of her own trauma, she retreats into the world of the Filipino soap opera 'The Fire in Me.'"   The one-hour play will have free performances at San Diego Public Library branches in March: Skyline Hills at Paradise Valley Road (March 2. Saturday), Central Library at Park Blvd. (March 10, Sunday) and Scripps Miramar Ranch at Scripps Lake Drive (March ...

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Older Fil-Ams are vulnerable targets of immigration scams — AARP

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 19 min fa
NEW YORK -- Older Filipino Americans are particularly vulnerable as targets of immigration fraud.   According to AARP's "Facing Fraud or Saving Face? A Survey of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 50 Years and Older on Fraud and Scams," many con artists use immigration scams to falsely promise cheap, quick,or easy paths to work permits and green cards.   Scammers pretend to provide quality legal advice, help with paperwork, or other tasks involved in the immigration process. The scammer usually asks for an upfront fee, takes the money, and disappears immediately. Or worse, they provide ineffective or even harmful representation by filing the wrong paperwork, ...

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Hearts of stone

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 19 min fa
"Juan Luna," a pen name that pays homage to the remarkable Filipino painter and 19th-century political activist, is a courageous blogger from the South. He recently wrote about an extrajudicial killing victim and uploaded a viral video. For this, Juan Luna's website was bombarded by overseas trolls. The video clip is tough to watch. Someone's smart phone captured the dying minutes of a helpless young Filipino, writhing on a hospital gurney, exsanguinating from multiple gunshot wounds, pleading for the doctors and nurses to help him. It is sickening and heartbreaking to watch medical professionals standing by, giggling and cracking jokes, vis--vis human agony. You hear someone saying s...

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Aloysius eco-fashion turns heads at NY charity launch

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 20 min fa
Friends of Joseph Aloysius Montelibano show off some of his handwoven and beaded evening wear during the launch of Eagle Eye Charities Inc. at Philippine Center, Fifth Avenue, NYC. From left to right: Yvette Hernandez, Marilou Cristobal and Porsha Seechung. INQUIRER/Carol Tanjutco NEW YORK -- On a chilly winter night, amid servings of warm French bourguignon and champagne, a charitable cause was launched for Eagle Eye Charities, operator of internet-based Eagle Eye Broadcasting and non-profit publisher of an investment book ABCs of Investing. The Charity also launched its sustainable livelihood program through eco-fashion.   Special guest Filipino American entrepreneur ...

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Trump Tells Venezuela Military to Back Guaido or ‘Lose Everything’

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 21 min fa
US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Venezuela's military to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido's amnesty offer, or stand to "lose everything," as a crisis deepened over President Nicolas Maduro's refusal to let in desperately needed humanitarian aid. Bringing in humanitarian aid is crucial to the viability of Guaido, who has denounced Maduro's re-election last year as fraudulent and in January declared himself interim president, a move recognized by some 50 countries. He has given the Maduro government until Saturday to let shipments of mainly US aid into the country, which is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis due to shortages of food and medicine exacerbated by hyperinf...

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US Doctors Over-prescribed Deadly Drug: Fentanyl

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 21 min fa
Fentanyl, a highly dangerous painkiller at the heart of the US opioid epidemic, has been over-prescribed by doctors, according to a report Tuesday that accused health authorities and manufacturers of being too lax in their oversight. The drug is a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more powerful than morphine and which is largely sold on the black market. But it is prescribed in certain cases of cancer under what are supposed to be very tight restrictions, in the form of lozenges, lollipops or sprays under the tongue. It is supposed to be used only on cancer patients for whom other opioid painkillers have been insufficient. The report in Journal of the American Medical Association, o...

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Duterte: Drug war will be ‘harsher in the days to come’

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 22 min fa
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday that his anti-drug campaign would be "harsher in the days to come." "And I am declaring war. I am not declaring a punitive police action. It cannot help and it would not help. So early on I decided but I think I'd be more --- well I said harsher in the days to come," the President said in a speech in Malacaang. Despite saying that nobody could solve the drug problem, Duterte said he would fulfill his promise to end the illegal drug problem during his term. "I'm not speculating on my competence or ability. Far from it, actually. Nobody can solve it in due time," he said. "Pero gusto kong tapusin ko talaga '...

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Work in progress: Lady Eagles still working on maturity, consistency

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 22 min fa
MANILA, Philippines---It's going to be a process for Ateneo in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament. The Lady Eagles had another shaky end game performance, but this time they were able to pick up a 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22 first win over University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament Wednesday. Maddie Madayag and Kat Tolentino, two of Ateneo's leaders this year, admitted the team is still a work in progress. "I think the game was a good show of our character towards the end and it's just that we couldn't finish the game," said Tolentino, who led Ateneo's offense with 22 points. "Our team needs to work on that for the coming games...

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