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  • Displaced persons in the Philippines
    Emergency levels of malnutrition in Philippines
    The United Nations is reporting alarming malnutrition rates among Filipinos displaced by conflict in Zamboanga. A survey found that emergency levels of malnutrition were found among children 6 to 59 months of age.The report adds that more than...
  • Vaccination is the way to prevent measles
    Philippines measles cases top 50,000
    The number of fatalities due to measles infection in the Philippines has topped 100 during the first 10 months of 2014, according to the WHO Western Pacific Region Measles-Rubella Bulletin fro Oct. 2014.From January 1 through October 20, 2014, the...
  • Typhoon Haiyan Photos Show Recovery Progress Made
    Philippines: a time to mourn, a time to rebuild
    It's been one year since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. Thousands perished as high winds and massive rains leveled Leyte, Samar provinces and other areas. Food and water shortages quickly followed after the storm hit.Four million...
  • Fe del Mundo
    Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School’s first female student
    Welcome to a new topic in my Examiner queue. Under History Examiner, I will be writing aboutExtraordinaryWomen.​I hope thathighlighting outstanding women in history and in the present will inspire young females to pursue their career dreams, or to...
  • Jordan Clarkson
    Lakers rookie and half-Filipino Clarkson to explore playing for Philippines
    More help may be on its way for the Philippines-Gilas mens national basketball team in the form of 6-foot-5 NBA rookie combo guard Jordan Clarkson.The 22-year-old, second round draft pick by the Los Angeles Lakers recenlty revealed that he and his...
  • Meningitis vaccine
    What happened on 'Outbreak News Today' for the week of Sept. 14-20
    It was another eventful week in the world of infectious diseases and global outbreaks on the news magazine, Outbreak News Today this past week.Here are the hot topics covered:Ebola and more EbolaThe rapid and ever evolving news cycle surrounding...
  • Red Window Project Field Office Director
    Philippines director of trafficking survivor organization speaking in Bay Area
    Jonna Eleccion, Field Office Director for Red Window Project, is making her first visit to the U.S. and will be presenting an overview of the organization’s work in Livermore, CA, on September 28. Now entering its fourth year of operation,...
  • Avery Johnson
    Avery Johnson envisions a Filipino in the NBA soon, serves as perfect paradigm
    The love and passion Filipinos have for the sport of basketball is truly immeasurable. But as far as having the pedigree to produce talent capable of running with the world's best in the NBA, height has always been a measure that's been a...
  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport
    Bombers thwarted at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines
    Terrorism seems to strike every country in the world to some extent these days. Thanks to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and a tip, an attempted bombing of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was thwarted before dawn on...
  • Philippine Internet Service / Telecoms
    Having trouble with Smart, Globe, or other ISPs in the Philippines
    Dealing with an internet connection in the Philippines can sometimes be pure hell. The companies oversell their service and typically do not have the equipment to handle all the traffic that the plethora of devices connecting to their service...
  • Charity Milers Helping Feed Children in the Philippines
    Charity Milers feeding children in the Philippines
    Thousands of runners, walkers and bikers have joined the Charity Miles movement over the last two years. Using this free app, they have taken fitness to a new level of helping social causes. Every mile exercised means a donation to charity via the...
  • Surviving the UPCAT and what lies ahead
    Surviving the UPCAT and what lies ahead
    Dressing up faster than The Flash and skipping breakfast.Those were two of my more vivid recollections of that special time when I surprisingly outwitted myself by defying my own personal “gravity”.I took care of business that day ...
  • The Sierra Madre
    The Sierra Madre, A Floating Museum
    The Sierra Madre is a 70 yr. old military ship. It is banked at the shallow “Second Thomas Shoal” a region in the Spratly Islands near the Philippines. The ship is the post for eight Filipino marines who guard the Shoal 24/7. The oil...
  • The City of Pines
    What we learned in Baguio: Exploring the City of Pines in rainy June
    They say it’s more fun in the Philippines.So there goes our reason for packing our bags to leave our home in the middle of summer and travel thousands of miles to go to Manila.The mind-twisting 18 hour plane ride and the long and winding...
  • City of Pines
    What we learned in Baguio: Exploring the City of Pines in rainy June
    They say it’s more fun in the Philippines.So there goes our reason for packing our bags to leave our home in the middle of summer and travel thousands of miles to go to Manila.The mind-twisting 18 hour plane ride and the long and winding...