• 05 October 2015
MANILA, Oct. 5 -- The Department of Health (DOH) continues to provide medical assistance to public hospitals attending to citizens affected by a flare-up of dengue in several parts of the country, Malacañang said on Sunday.“Nakahanda rin po ang mga pampublikong pagamutan kung sakaling dumagsa ang (mga pasyenteng may) sakit na dengue sa mga lalawigan,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. told Radyo ng Bayan. Coloma acknowledged that dengue cases increased in seven provincial zones, but he noted that such incidence has declined in 10 regions, according to DOH.Among the regions with reported lower incidence of dengue in 2015 are Mimaropa (1,646 to 1,346), Bicol Region (993 to 868), Western Visayas (5,718 to 3,756), Central Visayas (3,481 to 3,326), Eastern Visayas (4,508 to 737), Zamboanga Peninsula (4,743 to 3,891), Northern Mindanao (6,298 to 5,795), Davao Region (5,849 to 2,619), SOCCSKSARGEN (5,302 to 5,109), and Caraga (6,946 to 2,598).Reports citing the latest nationwide data from DOH said dengue cases rose by 16.5 percent from January 1 to September 5 this year with a total number of 78,808 cases against the 67,637 cases recorded during the same period in 2014.C ...Read more

APEC members agree on regional plan to ensure food security

 CENTRAL  05 October 2015
ILOILO, Oct. 5 --  Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) agreed on Saturday on a food security plan contained in a declaration following the two-day meeting on food security here.The policy declarations, which will be forwarded to the APEC economic leaders in November, ha ...Read more

Palace proud of Gilas Pilipinas’ silver medal in the 2015 FIBA Asia championship

 CENTRAL  05 October 2015
MANILA, Oct. 5 -- Malacañang joined the entire Filipino nation last Saturday in congratulating the men’s national basketball team, Gilas Pilipinas, for winning the silver medal in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Gilas Pilipinas tried to conquer the odds against host country, China, during their ...Read more