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By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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MERS coronavirus makes first appearance in Asia: Malaysia, Philippines report MERS-CoV cases

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been confirmed for the first time in Asia as the Malaysian Ministry of Health reports a confirmed death in a man from Batu Pahat, Johor. Image/Maureen More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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Philippines reports 11,000 dengue cases through March 1

The number of dengue fever cases reported in the Philippines has decreased by more than half as compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Philippines Department of Health report. Image/CDC From January More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Miss World 2013, Megan Young, immortalized on a postage stamp

Not only is Filipina-American actress, Megan Young, the crowned most beautiful woman in the world, she has now been honored by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) today with her postage stamp, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Philippines reports thousands of measles cases in first 45 days of 2014

Measles in the Philippines has been a topic in several countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States ) as travelers returning from travel to the Philippines have been More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City top in dengue fever cases in Central Visayas outbreak

The outbreak of dengue fever in the islands of the Central Visayas is nearly at 700 cases since the beginning of the year, according to a recent Manila Bulletin report. Photo/CDC-James Gathany The Regional Epidemiology More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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CDC issues travel notice for the Philippines due to measles outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice today for travelers to the Philippines in light of the measles outbreak on the archipelago. Image/CIA The CDC notes that the Department More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, February 24th, 2014
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Manny Pacquiao movie, ‘Manny’ , narrated by Liam Neeson, opens in Philippine cinemas March 12

The long awaited movie, “Manny”, a documentary film about Filipino boxing sensation and congressman Manny Pacquiao is set to open  in Philippine cinemas nationwide on March 12, 2014. Image/Video Screen More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Leprosy in the Philippines remains stable over past decade, treatment is available for free

The latest data on global leprosy puts the number at 219,075 new cases in 2011. This continues a downward trend in the disfiguring bacterial disease since 2004 when the global total stood at 407,791, according to More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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‘The Americans’ season 2 update: Press kit secrets, first five episodes feature Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys

The FX Cold War drama is set to return and the new press kit gives fans a look into the second season of The Americans. A manila envelope bound in black and red string arrives with redacted documents as a means More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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Ateneo de Manila University suspends classes after bomb threat, bomb threat called a hoax

Bomb threats in the form of text messages has forced the Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan campus in Quezon City to suspend classes at 12 pm Wednesday, according to numerous media reports. Jay Ward productions “Three More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, February 10th, 2014
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Student sex video shakes up Bacolod City National High School in the Philippines

A sex video made by Bacolod City National High School (BCNHS) students, including some underage, on campus has shaken the core of the school campus, according to multiple Philippine news sources. Image/CIA At the More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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Ohio pastor, Tom Randall, jailed in Philippines, supporters rally on Facebook

Nearly 18,000 supporters of a Hudson-based pastor working overseas at an orphanage have rallied to his defense on Facebook as he faces serious charges of human trafficking. Tom Randall, who works part-time at a More...

By Anna Miranda On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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Vice Ganda sets new record; Vic Sotto proclaims My Little Bossings is the newest MMFF top grossing film

Based on a press release of ABS-CBN News posted on this website  late last night, Jan. 16, 2014 (Philippine time), the Vice Ganda starrer movie Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy has made a whopping Php427M since opening on More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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Manila hospital swamped with measles patients

Measles cases are up in the Philippines and in the National Capital Region (NCR), as previously reported here. In fact, things have got so bad at one Manila hospital that more than half the avialbale beds are filled More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
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Marian Rivera comes back strong in 2013

Filipina commercial model and actress, Marian Rivera, came back strong in 2013 with a plethora of achievements, awards and recognition, after a rough 2012. As Dinno Erece writes in Sunday’s Manila Standard More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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Marian Rivera, FHM Philippines ‘Sexiest Woman in the World 2013’ now on FHM Thailand cover

It was just over the summer that Filipina beauty, Marian Rivera won FHM Philippines Sexiest Woman in the World 2013, and now the Spanish born model and actress will grace the January 2014 cover of FHM Thailand. Marian More...

By Anna Miranda On Friday, December 20th, 2013
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Sec. De Lima orders NBI to probe the killing of Mayor Talumpa and three others at the NAIA Terminal 3

Four people are confirmed dead including Labangan, Zamboanga Del Sur Mayor Ukol Talumpa at a shooting incident happened at the NAIA Terminal 3. Based on the report, two armed men wearing Police uniforms riding on More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
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John Kerry’s Asia trip is costing us millions

US Secretary of State John Kerry has been doing his Asia stint in recent days with stops in a place where he has a history, Vietnam, and today in Manila, Philippines. photo donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com This More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Anne Curtis tweets about Manila bus accident that killed at least 18

People Asia’s National Sweetheart and the Philippines “Princess of All Media”, Anne Curtis went to Twitter today offering prayers for those lost and the families left behind in the tragic bus accident  in More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Philippines: Bus plunges off Metro Manila Skyway, 18 dead

A Don Mariano Transit bus plunged off the Metro Manila Skyway Monday morning, landing on a van below in Bicutan, Taguig City, killing, according to updated reports, a total of 18 people. This is an update of More...


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