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Phl among 7 countries with rising AIDS cases

December 3, 2011 ·  By Artemio Dumlao, The Philippine Star

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The Philippines is among seven countries with a steady increase in cases of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

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Coal-fired power plants kill

October 23, 2011 ·  By Rene Q. Bas Editor In Chief, The Manila Times

MORE and more neutral voices that are not those of anti-business leftists or those of environmental advocacy militants have joined the call for the government to reverse the policy on coal-fired power plants.

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Racial Discrimination on the Supermarket Shelf

November 17, 2010 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Shirley, 16, hid in her bedroom lying on her face and crying. She refused to go to school. Her mother, Maria, with gentle persuasion, got her to sit up and take her hands away from covering her face. Maria gasped, her child’s face was a blotch of angry red blotches. “What happened, what caused this?”, […]

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Philippine Poverty and Inequality Situation (as of March 2008)

March 9, 2008 · 

Poverty Incidence According to the Social Weather Stations (January 2008): • Almost 1 out of 2 Filipinos see themselves as poor. • 46% of Filipinos families (estimated 8.1 million families or about 40.5 million Filipinos out of the 2007 projected population of 86 million) see themselves as poor. Available data from the government: • 1 […]

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EVENTS MARK AIDS 'CATASTROPHE'

December 2, 2000 · 

More than a million children are living with HIV/AIDS As people around the globe hold events to mark World Aids Day, President Bill Clinton has warned that the disease has reached catastrophic proportions in many parts of the world. He said the spread of Aids was so severe in some regions, it had become a […]

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Congress Urged to Pass Law Banning Kids from Smoking

June 9, 2000 · 

Published in “The Philippine Daily Inquirer” (June 09, 2000) ROXAS CITY-The Capiz – provincial board passed a resolution urging the House of Representatives to enact measures that would prohibit cigarette use among children as well as regulate the sale and promotion of tobacco products in the country. “Statistics showed that 40 percent of Filipino boys […]

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Children may be at Risk from Mobile Phone Waves

May 27, 2000 · 

Published in TODAY (May 27, 2000) LONDON – Children should be discouraged from regular use of mobilephones, afar-reaching study commissioned by the British government said this week, while stressing that damage to health had not been proved. Young people already account for around a quarter of the more than 27 million mobile phone users in […]

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