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DepEd prepares for National Teachers’ Month

In the celebration of National Teachers’ Month, President Aquino said they are aiming, “to revitalize the image of teaching as a vocation by increasing public awareness on the value of teachers in Philippine society and national development.” This September is the start of National Teachers’ Month and will culminate on October 4, a day before the international celebration of World Teachers’ Day.  The President has also announced his endorsement of “National Prayer for Teachers” during […]

Singapore to use state-of-the-art farming tech to produce more veggies

Scientists at an indoor produce farm in Singapore are using cutting edge technology to reduce growing times and costs. The Panasonic lab-farm is one of the projects in the works to increase the capability of the small island state, which currently imports more than 95 percent of their produce, to grow their own vegetables.  Phoebe de Guzman reports from Singapore.

House-sized asteroid to buzz Earth on Sunday

(Reuters) – A recently discovered asteroid about the size of a house will make a relatively close pass by Earth on Sunday, flying just past the communication satellites that circle the planet, scientists said. NASA said the asteroid, known as 2014 RC, poses no threat, though at its closest approach it will be only about one-tenth the distance to the moon, or roughly 25,000 miles (40,000 km) from Earth. Communications and weather satellites are generally […]

DOH: PH remains Mers-Cov free

The Department of Health assured the public that the Philippines is still free from the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, after a Filipina nurse from Saudi Arabia allegedy infected with the virus, tested negative for MERScov.

Leading Ebola researcher discusses lab success of experimental drug ZMapp

(Reuters/CCTV) A leading Ebola researcher said on Tuesday that the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp has a good chance of curing people who are infected in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. ZMapp, co-developed by U.S. researchers and the Public Health Agency of Canada, is a cocktail of three monoclonal antibodies – extracted from tobacco plants – that is designed to bind to the protein of the Ebola virus, neutralizing the virus so it can’t cause further damage. According to a […]

U.N. says $600 million needed to tackle Ebola as deaths top 1,900

(Reuters) – The United Nations said $600 million in supplies would be needed to fight West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, as the death toll from the worst ever epidemic of the virus topped 1,900 and Guinea warned it had penetrated a new part of the country. The pace of the infection has accelerated, and there were close to 400 deaths in the past week, officials said on Wednesday. It was first detected deep in the forests […]