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PHL’s Nicole Cordoves is 1st runner up in Miss Grand International 2016

MANILA, Oct. 26 (PNA) – Nicole Cordoves, the Philippines’ bet to Miss Grand International 2016, placed first runner up during the pageant night held at Westgate International Theater in Las Vegas on Oct. 25 (Oct. 26 in Manila). Indonesia’s Ariska […]
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Tobacco products to carry graphic health warnings starting Nov. 4

MANILA, Oct. 19 (PNA) – Beginning Nov. 4, all tobacco products being manufactured and imported for sale in the Philippines must contain graphic health warnings in compliance with Republic Act No. 10643. “This means that cigarette packs must carry graphic […]
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  Zsa Zsa Padilla and Conrad Onglao are back together.

Five months after calling off their engagement, the two have reconciled, according to a newspaper report. Padilla refused to reveal other details, explaining that she prefers to keep things “private.” She added that she wants her and Onglao’s second chance […]
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Tobacco products to carry graphic health warnings starting Nov. 4

MANILA, Oct. 19 (PNA) – Beginning Nov. 4, all tobacco products being manufactured and imported for sale in the Philippines must contain graphic health warnings in compliance with Republic Act No. 10643. “This means that cigarette packs must carry graphic […]
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DOH’s pilot Mega Treatment and Rehab Center in Nueva Ecija will be operational next month: Sec. Ubial

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA  (PNA) – The Department of Health (DOH) announced on Wednesday that the 10,000-bed mega drug treatment and rehabilitation center for drug dependents being built in Nueva Ecija is almost complete. The DOH said that full […]

Nationwide smoke-free policy won’t affect sin tax revenues: DOH

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA  (PNA) – The Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday it is confident that sin tax revenues will not be reduced by the imminent implementation of the nationwide smoke-free policy. “Based on similar implementations in other […]
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AHA hosts free health and wellness day for Asian seniors Oct. 14

Event will offer free health screenings, healthy cooking demo, tai- chi and more LOS ANGELES  – The American Heart Association (AHA) is teaming up with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) and YNOT Community Services to host a […]
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DOH says US-CDC’s issues Zika travel alert for US citizens in PHL

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA  (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday that the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory for travelers, especially pregnant women, to postpone non-essential travels to 11 Southeast Asian […]
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AARP provides free interactive tool to search and visualize data

A customizable tool to find AAPI data on issues relevant to older populations WASHINGTON, D.C  – The AARP Public Policy Institute launched AARP DataExplorer, its free interactive search and visualization tool for data on the 50-plus population. AARP DataExplorer allows […]
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PHL takes position as medical tourism hub

WASHINGTON, DC – “The Philippines is globally positioning itself as the heart of Asia, combining modern technology with Philippine culture and tradition, highlighting the warmth of the Filipino people. We offer a brand of service that is distinctly Filipino.” Thus stated Minister...