DOH declares RITM ready for Ebola, sets training for healthcare professionals

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News Service) — The Department of Health (DOH) has declared that the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), the country’s National Reference Center for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases, is now more prepared to respond to the threat of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) but still needed upgrading to better handle a possible Ebola entry in the country. Health Secretary Enrique Ona said that the existing facilities of RITM still need to be upgraded […]

Aquino sees no need to revoke VFA

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News Service) — President Benigno S. Aquino III sees no need to abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) just because of the “sin of one person”, as he referred to the killing of a Filipino transgender allegedly by a U.S. serviceman in Olongapo City. The President made the remark in an interview in Palo, Leyte on Oct. 20 following the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the landing in the province of […]

President Aquino leads commemoration of 70th year of Leyte Gulf Landing

(PALO, Leyte) President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday paid tribute to the country’s forefathers who fought and died during the liberation of the Philippines from Japanese rule.In his speech during the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Leyte Gulf Landing here, President Aquino said the occasion was also an opportunity to “recognize the goodwill we now extend to those who were once our enemies.”“Beyond cataloguing the horrors of war, let us honor the […]