Senator seeks probe of school sex crimes

A SENATOR has filed a resolution seeking to investigate the proliferation of sexual crimes in various schools in the Philippines.   Senator Ana Theresia “Risa” N. Hontiveros-Baraquel under Senate Resolution 168 cited alleged harassment and abuses by teachers at Bacoor National High School in Cavite, St. Theresa’s College in Quezon City and the Philippine High School […]

Dengue death toll hits 400

THE DEATH toll from dengue in the Philippines has hit 400 this year, or a death rate of 0.3%, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Tuesday.  Of the reported deaths, 100 occurred in July, 74 in June, and 14 this month, it said in a statement.  The agency said 62 dengue-related deaths were reported […]

Only 2 typhoid cases left in Barili

ONLY two typhoid cases remain active in the town of Barili, southwestern Cebu, almost a month after patients in their district hospital and the town’s infirmary exceeded the full bed capacity following a sudden spike of cases there.As of July 20, 2022, Barili’s Public Information Office reported through a social media post that only two […]

Monkeypox case count rises to more than 3,200 globally — WHO

More than 3,200 confirmed monkeypox cases and one death were reported to the World Health Organization as part of the current outbreak.  There is need for intensified surveillance in the broader community, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday, adding that cases in non-endemic countries were still predominantly among men who have sex with […]