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Walang Nagawa? Memes And Videos Highlight The Accomplishments Of Mar Roxas

His supporters are fighting back. It has been said that a lie often repeated without challenge becomes the truth. This is the painful lesson learned by the camp of former senator and Cabinet secretary Mar Roxas who lost in the 2016 presidential election. The bitter loss was attributed to the failure to disseminate to the people the gains and accomplishments of the administration of former president Noynoy Aquino who endorsed Roxas as well as the massive proliferation of fake news. Roxas was a...

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A Topnotcher’s Advice To Aspiring Lawyers

Hear it from the best. 8,701 law graduates are hoping to join one of the most prestigious professions not only in the country but in the whole world: the legal profession. For the fours Sundays of the month of November which began the other day, these aspiring lawyers will troop to the University of Santo Tomas (UST) to take the yearly bar examinations. Passing this exam is their gateway in becoming a member of the Philippine bar. It is the final obstacle before getting that elusive “Atty”...

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Dengvaxia Scare: Turning A Serious Health Issue To A Political Witch-Hunt

The real experts have spoken. We have been wanting to write about the Dengue vaccine mess since last year but for obvious lack of knowledge or expertise on the matter, we decided to hold our piece and waited for people who can be considered authorities on this serious issue to address it. In the meantime, while waiting for authoritative and credible resource persons to shed light on the problem, a well-orchestrated plot to sow fear and create a widespread hysteria was launched by entities and...

Health Trade and Industry

Pekeng MAC lipstick, nakakalason

Pinag-iingat ng EcoWaste Coalition ang publiko kaugnay ng mga pekeng MAC lipstick na nilagyan umano ng nakamamatay na lead. Ayon sa EcoWaste, nakabili sila ng 11 pekeng MAC lipstick sa halagang P45 hanggang P65 kada isa mula sa mga cosmetic vendor sa DCLA Plaza, Davao City at 999 Shopping Mall sa Divisoria, Manila. “Some consumers knowingly pick branded counterfeits like ‘MAC’ because these are cheaper than the real ones, and also because these are supposedly closer to the original products in...

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Sotto cautious over NGOs on DOH contraceptives

Senator Vicente C. Sotto III doubted the intent of some organizations that have been urging the Supreme Court to lift the temporary restraining order (TRO) that prevented the health department from procuring hormonal contraceptive which could be an abortifacient. Sotto said it is not true that the Filipino families are being deprived of their rights to choose a family planning method, in fact, there are millions of pesos allocated for the procurement of contraceptives from the budget of...