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Department Of Health

A number of Filipinos seem to contract HIV this year as 38 new infections are being recorded daily, the Department of Health (DOH) stated over the weekend. Data prepared by the DOH’s Epidemiology Bureau for the HIV/AIDS Registry reveal the number of new infections being reported daily rose to 38 this year from 32 in 2018. In 2014, the DOH was documenting 16 cases every day. Data cites that in

Integrated Bar of the Philippines

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) condemned the murders of lawyers Val Crisostomo of the IBP-Pangasinan chapter and Adilberto Golla Jr. of the IBP-Manila IV chapter. The lawyers were slain in isolated incidents in Pangasinan and Rizal provinces last Friday. A statement by IBP executive vice president and incoming president-elect Domingo Egon Cayosa notes the organization hoped the killers of the two lawyers would be apprehended soon. “We sympathize

Park Hae-jin

Manila may be featured, it seems, in Korean actor Park Hae-jin’s up and coming drama. The Korean actor was seen filming at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, as seen in a lucky fan’s Twitter post on Wednesday. “Nakita ko si Park Hae Jin in person kanina sa Manila Cathedral,” the fan captioned one of her photos. Mountain Movement, Park’s celebrity agency, as well, shared Instagram photos of the actor filming

restaurant

Judy Ann Santos’ restaurant Angrydobo is a hit as dishes sold out during its soft opening in Malate, Manila on Tuesday, May 14. Situated along Taft Avenue, Angrydobo is Santos’ labor of love as she fashioned the menu herself, stating in a video posted on her official Facebook page on Wednesday, May 15. The Filipina actress wore a red shirt and a black apron as uniform with her hair tied

Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte is said to be visiting Japan by the end of May to appear in the annual Future of Asia conference. With sought out intentions to expand Manila’s bilateral ties with Tokyo. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo confirmed on Tuesday, “What I know is the invitation was personally carried here by the representative of the prime minister and according to what I heard also is that when the President accepted

voters

Commission on Elections official cited ten vote-buying cases have been disclosed by their legal department a mere few days before the May 13 midterm elections. Head of the poll body’s anti-vote-buying task force, Comelec director John Rex Laudiangco, stated on Friday that they are synchronizing with the National Prosecution Service of the Department of Justice to determine the number of complaints filed at prosecutors’ offices. Presidential Anti-Corruption Commissioner Greco Belgica,

building

The Ayala conglomerate plans to is invest of about P2 billion in building what is advertised to be the country’s first wide-ranging cancer specialty hospital intended to provide high-quality cancer treatment at affordable prices. A 100-bed cancer hospital will be a specific center, equipped with diagnostic equipment, chemotherapy facilities, linear accelerators for advanced radiation therapy, and operating rooms for the specialist surgeons. Apart from offering a comprehensive range of services,

buses

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced the lifting of the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program or the number coding scheme for all public and private vehicles on Election Day, May 13. MMDA also lifted the number coding scheme for provincial buses only on Friday, May 10 and Tuesday after the elections on May 14. The UVVRP suspension plans to ensure that there will be enough public utility vehicles to ferry commuters

Graduate

Ateneo de Manila University law graduate topped the 2018 Bar Examination, the Supreme Court announced on Friday. Ateneo de Manila University graduate Sean James B. Borja whose test rate of 89.306 percent, outdone 8,155 who took the grueling four-day bar examination at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in November of 2018. Two graduates of University of San Carlos (Cebu), Marcley Augustus Natu-el and Mark Lawrence Badayos, ranked second and

fire in building

In the middle of the summer heat, a fire seethed through the top floors of a 21-storey residential building in Manila on Monday, killing an elderly woman and injuring five other people, authorities said. Mayor Edwin Olivarez stated over phone that more than 100 firetrucks engaged the blaze at the Pacific Coast Plaza condominium in Paranaque city, where one lane of a coastal road along Manila Bay was closed due