Author: Joseph Cheng, City University of Hong Kong (Courtesy East Asia Forum) — Just before midnight on 2 October, CY Leung, Chief Executive of Hong Kong, agreed to negotiations with student protest leaders on the issue of political reform. The protesters, as well as the people of Hong Kong, can be very proud of what they have achieved so far. They have occupied not only the Admiralty area, but also several districts and ensured that […]
(Reuters) — Human testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by the Canadian health agency and licensed to NewLink Genetics Corp has begun, the Canadian government announced on Monday (October 13) The early-stage trial will test the vaccine, VSV-EBOV, on a small group of people to determine whether the vaccine is safe and the appropriate dose necessary to provide immunity, officials said. Canada’s Public Health Agency has been working on the vaccine for years, local media reported. Speaking in Toronto, Chief Public Health Officer, […]
(Eagle News Service) — At least two volcanic quakes were recorded in Mayon Volcano in the last 24 hours after a “quiet eruption” occurred last Sunday where lava flow of about 350 meters long was recorded by volcanologists. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) also noted “moderate to voluminous emission” of white steam plumes drifting northeast. Phivolcs resident volcanologist Eduardo Laguerta said Mayon has entered what he called “eruptive period” after the quiet […]
(Reuters) — A man in Massachusetts who recently returned from Liberia is being evaluated at aBoston hospital for a potential case of Ebola after complaining of a headache and muscle aches, health officials said on Sunday (October 12). The patient is at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center but there is no confirmation of Ebola, said Dr. Kenneth Sands, chief quality officer at Beth Israel. The response in Massachusetts demonstrates the high state of alert medical facilities are under since a Texas health worker became the first person on […]
BY JULIE STEENHUYSEN (Reuters) – Some healthcare experts are bristling at the assertion by a top U.S. health official that a “protocol breach” caused a Dallas nurse to be infected with Ebola while caring for a dying patient, saying the case instead shows how far the nation’s hospitals are from adequately training staff to deal with the deadly virus. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, made the declaration […]
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) is planning to require a medical clearance from Filipinos who are returning from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, which have been struck by the deadly Ebola virus, Health Secretary Enrique Ona said on Monday. “We are now making arrangements na iyong ating mga Filipino workers doon … dapat bago sila makauwi dito, we will require them to have a so-called medical clearance,” he said on the sidelines […]
Police in Hong Kong removed baricades erected by pro-democracy protesters but said protesters continue to remain in the streets. (Reuters) — Hong Kong police on Monday (October 13) removed some barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters in the Chinese-controlled city, but said protesters could remain on the streets they have occupied for the past two weeks. At the main protest site, near government offices in the downtown district of Admiralty, scores of student protesters faced off with […]
President Aquino vowed to keep Filipinos safe from the Ebola virus, after the World Health Organization said the Philippines is vulnerable to the said virus due to its large population of migrant workers.
The Department of Health said that the Philippines is ready if ever the Ebola virus was able to enter the country.
The United Nationalist Alliance protested Justice Secretary De Limaa’s “Interference”, saying that she already pre-judged the Binays when she made an statement about the credibility of the testimonies against the Vice President.
DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya cleared that the one-day maintenance work of the MRT will not result to operational shutdown.
“Ompong” has totally left the Philiipine area of responsibility, but an Inter-tropical Convergence Zone causes rains to southern Luzon and Metro Manila.