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Measles outbreak death toll hits 136

Measles outbreak death toll hits 136

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has launched an infomercial featuring boxing champion and Sen. Manny Pacquiao to reduce the number of measles cases after the disease claimed the lives of 136 children from January to Feb. 16 this year.

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3 Maute bandits surrender in Lanao del Sur

3 Maute bandits surrender in Lanao del Sur

Three Maute members submitted themselves to the troops of the Army”s 49th Infantry Battalion in Sultan Dumalondong, Lanao del Sur on Monday, February 18, 2019.

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National policy to protect wetlands pushed

National policy to protect wetlands pushed

Loss and degradation threaten the Philippines’ numerous wetlands, and both government officials and environment groups are calling for a national conservation policy — before it’s too late.

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Measles vaccination in tents, fast-food chains

Measles vaccination in tents, fast-food chains

The government targets to vaccinate about 12 million Filipinos against measles through its mass immunization campaign

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Cold mornings until end of the month

Cold mornings until end of the month

MANILA, Philippines — The northeast monsoon (amihan) will continue to bring cold mornings in the country until the end of the month, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said yesterday.

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African swine fever now in ASEAN

African swine fever now in ASEAN

MANILA, Philippines — The African swine fever has crossed over to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), prompting the Philippines to further tighten security by banning pork imports from neighboring Vietnam in efforts to protect the P200-billion local hog industry.

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World Radio Day 2019 is a day to celebrate the power of radio

Radio broadcasters and their sales houses are this year, again celebrating World Radio Day, as declared by UNESCO in November 2011.

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HIV/AIDS cases starting to plateau — DOH

HIV/AIDS cases starting to plateau — DOH

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has recorded a relatively slight increase in the number of HIV/AIDS cases in the past two years.

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4-month-old baby dies after getting measles; Duque spearheads mass immunization

4-month-old baby dies after getting measles; Duque spearheads mass immunization

Published February 10, 2019 2:57pm A four-month-old baby died in Tarlac City after contracting measles, according to a report by Mav Gonzales on Balitanghali on GMA News TV on Sunday.

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Light rain expected across Luzon – PAGASA

Light rain expected across Luzon – PAGASA

Published February 11, 2019 4:01am The northeast monsoon would bring cloudy conditions and light rain over Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Aurora, and Quezon; as well as partly cloudy to cloudy conditions and isolated light rain over over the rest of Luzon, PAGASA predicted in a Monday morning forecast.

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5.1 magnitude aftershock hits Surigao on Sunday

5.1 magnitude aftershock hits Surigao on Sunday

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Surigao del Norte the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Sunday.

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DR Congo Ebola death toll passes 500: health ministry

DR Congo Ebola death toll passes 500: health ministry

Published February 10, 2019, 8:41 AM More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths, the country’s health minister told AFP.

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More than 20,000 people infected in measles outbreak in Madagascar

More than 20,000 people infected in measles outbreak in Madagascar

(CNN) — Measles found Hasina Raharimandimby and her family. Over three heartbreaking days in late January, three of her young children died of the virus.

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Pagasa: Effects of ‘amihan’ will prevail; cloudy skies expected

Pagasa: Effects of ‘amihan’ will prevail; cloudy skies expected

MANILA, Philippines — The northeast monsoon or “amihan” will be the prevailing weather over the extreme northern monsoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) forecast disclosed on Saturday.

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PNP reiterates ban on liquid substances in LRT, MRT for ‘public safety’

PNP reiterates ban on liquid substances in LRT, MRT for ‘public safety’

The Philippine National Police (PNP) appealed to the public on Friday to bear with authorities implementing a policy which prohibits the carrying of liquid materials in train stations since it is for the safety of the general public.

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More than 70 deaths nationwide linked to measles outbreak

More than 70 deaths nationwide linked to measles outbreak

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 8) — More than 70 people have died this year due to measles after the Health Department declared an outbreak of the highly contagious disease in different regions.

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45 houses razed in two dawn fires in separate villages in Cebu City

45 houses razed in two dawn fires in separate villages in Cebu City

By Benjie B. Talisic |February 08,2019 - 07:23 AM CEBU CITY, Philippines — Firefighters in Cebu City and neighboring areas had their hands full early today, February 8, as two separate fires, happening barely an hour and a half apart, hit separate barangays in Cebu City, destroying a total of 45 houses and displacing a still undertermined number of families.

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Measles outbreaks in 4 more regions

Measles outbreaks in 4 more regions

By: Aie Balagtas See - Reporter / @ABalagtasSeeINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:32 AM February 08, 2019 The Department of Health (DOH) declared measles outbreaks in four more regions—Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Western and Eastern Visayas—which had reported spikes in the number of cases and 18 deaths last month.

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Australia issues advisory vs. measles in PHL

Australia issues advisory vs. measles in PHL

Published February 8, 2019 5:32am The Australian government has cautioned its citizens against measles, according to a report on Unang Balita.

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Measles cases in Europe highest in a decade as some parents refuse vaccination

Measles cases in Europe highest in a decade as some parents refuse vaccination

Kate Kelland, Reuters Posted at Feb 08 2019 03:57 AM LONDON - Europe had a record number of measles cases last year, in part due to a growing number of pockets where parents are refusing vaccination for their children, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

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