KENNETH HARE HERNANDEZ

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More than 2,000 drug surrenderees who sought help have finished their rehabilitation program and hundreds of them have returned home, the Department of Health (DoH) said. Based on government data, 2,508 out of an estimated 1.3 million drug surrenderees sought treatment for their addiction from July 2016 until May this…

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The Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday said 48 people acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) after engaging in transactional or paid sex. “People who engage in transactional sex are those who report that they pay for sex, regularly accept payment for sex, or do both,” according to the department’s April…

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THE Department of Health (DoH) has offered a lifeline to smokers who find it hard to kick the habit. The department on Tuesday launched the P27 million national “quit line” at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. Through this program, smokers can get real-time counselling and support…

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Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial on Thursday said 59 refugees from Marawi City have died due to various illnesses, 19 inside evacuation centers and 40 others outside the camps. Ubial clarified that the victims died because of disease, not because of stray bullets or bombs during the ongoing conflict. She…

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In observance of June as “National No Smoking Month,” the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday urged students of Felipe G. Calderon High School in Tondo to stay away from tobacco-related products and even “vaping” that might lead to long-term addiction. Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial said there was no…

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The Manila Police District (MPD) on Tuesday invited for questioning Halid Macatanong, Aamir Shahzad Khan, and Joanne Palmiano on the twin Quiapo blasts last May 6 which killed two and wounded four. The three were checked in at the Hoodging house near the blast site. MPD Director Joel Coronel said…

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OPERATIVES of the National Bureau of Investigation-Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division (NBI-AOTCD) arrested Myrna Rosales Velez who impersonated lawyer Paula Defensor-Knack and introduced herself as a consultant of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre. A complainant, who has pending cases before the courts in Quezon City and San Mateo, Rizal said she…

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Manila police have placed 32 barangay (village) chairmen and barangay kagawad (councilmen) on a drug watch list provided to Mayor Joseph Estrada, including a village chairman who was shot and killed last Friday. This was announced after the Manila Police District (MPD) said they have established the identity of the…

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The Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is coordinating with Muslim leaders to help with the release of Catholic hostages, including a priest, held by the Maute group in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. Fr. Chito Suganob and church-goers were hostaged by the Maute group that attacked Marawi City…

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Mayor Joseph Estrada on Wednesday placed Manila under tight watch and ordered the police to set up checkpoints and conduct more patrols to ensure that the violence in Marawi City will not reach the city. Estrada directed 4,600 Manila policemen to increase their patrol around Malacañang Palace and other government…

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