Friday, August 29, 2014

Security Guard films students having sex in school before for 8 minutes before scolding them

Screenshot from the security guard's video
A "sex video" is making its rounds in the timelines of Facebook and other social media sites but this time it does not involve any known celebrity but involves teenagers - high school students to be exact wearing their school uniforms.

The video appears to be shot discreetly, like a voyeur to the unsuspecting 16-year-old teens who were consensually pleasuring themselves - and guess what - at the school grounds of a high school in Ilocos Norte. And the one who took the video of the students was, the security guard of the said high school for about 8 minutes before he went scolding the two teenagers.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Disasters and inequality could stop the Philippines hitting child mortality MDG target - Save the Children

Photo source: Save the Children 
MANILA, Philippines – Today marks 500 days until the Millennium Development Goals reach their conclusion and the Philippines looks set to miss the target for reducing preventable child deaths.

The 2015 MDG 4 target for Philippines is 20 deaths per 1,000 live births. Whilst there has been some improvement from the 60 deaths per 1000 in 1990, there has been little progress in cutting down neonatal mortality (deaths in the first month of life), which makes up almost half of all under-5 deaths.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

BIR add safeguards against tobacco companies tactics, commended by advocates

Photo source: phillyimc.org
HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank, commends the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for installing added safeguards against tobacco company interference in the setting and implementation of public health policies.

The tax agency issued Revenue Memorandum Order 28-2014, which sets new guidelines in limiting interaction between its officials and tobacco manufacturers and defines certain offences as additional grounds for administrative disciplinary action. Public officials and employees who violate the memorandum may be subject to administrative, criminal, and civil liabilities.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Breaking the Code: Saving the Babies

Photo source: UNICEF
Since August is the Philippines' National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, I'd like to share my previous article in The Philippine Star's Unblogged published June 2012 on my thoughts about the proposed amendments to Executive Order No. 51 s. 1986 or popularly known as the Milk Code of the Philippines.

This article won as one of the Ten Outstanding Health Stories of 2013 awarded by the Department of Health and the Probe Media Foundation Inc.

[Vital Signs Column] A Hope for Nanay

A HOPE FOR NANAY
Nurse’s Notes
By: Alvin Cloyd Dakis, RN

In my return to writing for Vital Signs, after a long hiatus due to a lot of rollercoaster events, I’ll share about a story which I got so inspired – the story of Lapuyan.

Recently, I joined the formidable Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) – a 17-year-old foundation that aims to be the catalyst for the achievement of better health outcomes for the poor through sustainable programs and services in partnership with the government and other key stakeholders in the health sector. I have heard of this foundation and how well they implement their programs in the ground but not until today that I officially joined them do I know of how dedicated they are in fulfilling their vision and mission for health in the Philippines.