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Leptospirosis deaths climb to 167–DoH

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:35:00 10/26/2009

Filed Under: Health, Diseases, Disasters (general)

MANILA, Philippines—Almost a month after storm Ondoy flooded Manila and Rizal, about 167 Filipinos have died from leptospirosis, a health official said Monday.

The country’s total number of leptospirosis cases related to the Ondoy floods alone hit 2,158 with 167 recorded deaths—a threefold increase from last year’s total cases of 769, said Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy, program manager for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases division of the Department of Health (DoH). Read the rest of this entry »

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Software firm grooms RP as cloud computing hub

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 21:21:00 10/22/2009

Filed Under: Technology (general), Software, Internet

MANILA, Philippines – A US-based software firm specializing in “cloud computing” intends to double its local operations by adding 300 new seats to its Manila office over the next two years, an official said.

The expansion is part of Netsuite’s strategy to groom the Philippines as its “largest hub” for cloud computing services worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »

No disruptions in RP outsourcing – BPAP

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 16:11:00 09/27/2009

Filed Under: business process outsourcing (BPO), Technology (general)

MANILA, Philippines – Outsourcing companies continue to operate over the weekend despite heavy rains and floods of caused by Typhoon ‘Ondoy,’ according to a top official of the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP).

BPAP chief executive Oscar Sanez there were no disruptions in BPO operations despite news of commuters stranded all over Metro Manila and nearby areas since Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

False alarm on Aquino’s death

By Anna Valmero, Maila Ager, Tina Santos
INQUIRER.net, Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 13:20:00 07/24/2009

Filed Under: Cory Aquino, Health

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MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE 2) A text message that former President Corazon Aquino has died is circulating, but a daughter, a friend, and a staff member of her son Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III denied the story.

Toward the end of a mass for Aquino at the Manila city hall on Friday, former Supreme Court justice Adolf Azcuna was prompted by fellow Cabinet members of the former president to make the announcement after they all received a text message saying “Cory is dead.” Read the rest of this entry »

RP flu toll up to 14, says health dept

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 13:25:00 05/29/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s total confirmed cases of A(H1N1) infection rose to 14 after health officials confirmed four more cases on Friday.

The four new cases, all Filipinos, include a two-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man who had contact with two Taiwanese nationals, who were infected with A(H1N1) at a wedding reception in Zambales province, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said. Read the rest of this entry »

DOH sets P10M for anti-swine flu drugs

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 14:05:00 04/30/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Health

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health will allot P10 million from its budget for 2009 to buy additional medicines against the swine flu virus, Secretary Francisco Duque said Thursday.

The amount can buy about 100,000 tamiflu capsules, which will be good for 10,000 swine flu cases, DUque told a press conference.
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VIDEO: Preventing spread of swine flu

MANILA, Philippines–Officials from the Department of Health explain how government is preventing the entry and spread of swine flu in the country. Video report by INQUIRER.net reporter Anna Valmero.


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