(Feature) DOH: Why is the government investing in public health through vaccines and vaccination programs?

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on (Feature) DOH: Why is the government investing in public health through vaccines and vaccination programs? 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — The government cannot turn its back and close its eyes to vulnerable families needing protection against dengue and this is the reason why the Department of Health (DOH) is investing in vaccines and vaccination programs to curb the incidence of vaccine- preventable diseases.

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Anti-Dengue Advocacy Activity

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Anti-Dengue Advocacy Activity 

151028155818Education Secretary Armin Luistro (center), Health Secretary Janette L. Garin (2nd from left), and Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon J. Soliman (4th from left) lead the ceremonial turnover of Insecticide- Treated Screens (ITS) to Marikina City Mayor Del de Guzman (4th from right) during the launching of the “Brigada Kalinisan Para sa Kalusugan” held in Parang Elementary School, Marikina City on Wednesday (Oct. 28, 2015). Also in photo are Rep. Romero Quimbo (left) and faculty officers of the Parang Elementary School. (PNA photo Marvie A. Lloren)
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2015 Lilac Food Festival at Marikina

October 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on 2015 Lilac Food Festival at Marikina 

151017185344Contestants of hotdog sandwich-eating contest try their own techniques just to finish eating their hotdog sandwiches during the one-day 2015 Lilac Food Festival along Lilac street Barangay Concepcion Dos in Marikina City on Saturday (Oct. 17, 2015).(PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)
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2015 Lilac Food Festival

October 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on 2015 Lilac Food Festival 

151017184034Hundreds of food lovers swarm the one-day 2015 Lilac Food Festival along Lilac street Barangay Concepcion Dos in Marikina City on Saturday (Oct. 17, 2015).(PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)
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(News Feature)Education: Key to safe motherhood

April 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on (News Feature)Education: Key to safe motherhood 

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, April 11, (PNA) — “What is the essence of being a woman?” We often hear this question in beauty pageants, and many of the classic answers we have heard depicted that the essence of being a woman is becoming a mother.

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Promoting safe motherhood through affordable health insurance packages

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Promoting safe motherhood through affordable health insurance packages 

150331172843Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) portfolio manager for Health Jerome Daclison (left) explains to mothers in Barangay Parang, Marikina City the importance of promoting safe motherhood through saving for affordable health insurance packages that can help them in times of needs, aside from the benefits provided by the government’s PhilHealth (Philippine Health Insurance Corp.) program. (PNA photo by Leilani S. Junio)
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Philippine youth athletes proudly waves the Philippine flag

December 8, 2014 by · Comments Off on Philippine youth athletes proudly waves the Philippine flag 

141207201059Philippine youth athletes proudly waves the country’s flag during the closing ceremony of the 6th ASEAN Schools Games 2014 held Friday (December 5, 2014) at the Marikina Sports Center in Marikina City. (PNA photos by Joey O. Razon)

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Closing ceremony 6th ASEAN Schools Games 2014

December 6, 2014 by · Comments Off on Closing ceremony 6th ASEAN Schools Games 2014 

141205193851Dr. Jose Fabian I. Cadiz, Vice-Mayor of Marikina City, addresses the closing ceremony of the 6th ASEAN Schools Games 2014 on Friday (December 05, 2014) at the Marikina Sports Center in Marikina City. Participants in the annual games are some 1,500 student athletes from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)LAM/jme

Malaysian wins triple jump (girls) gold in ASEAN Schools Games

December 4, 2014 by · Comments Off on Malaysian wins triple jump (girls) gold in ASEAN Schools Games 

141203162756Malaysia’s Noor Shahidatun Nadia Binti Mohammad Zu wins the gold in the triple jump girls finals with a distance of 12.54 meters during the 6th ASEAN Schools Games on Wednesday (December 3, 2014) at the Marikina Sports Complex in Marikina City. At close second for the silver medal is her compatriot Kirthana Ramasamy (12.46m), while Thailand’s Parinya Chuaimaroeng wins the bronze with 11.79 meters. (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)LAM/jme

Malaysian wins 200m dash gold (boys) in ASEAN Schools Games

December 4, 2014 by · Comments Off on Malaysian wins 200m dash gold (boys) in ASEAN Schools Games 

141203154258Malaysia’s Badrul Hisyam Bin Abdul Manap (#146) wins the gold with a time of 21.61 seconds in the 200-meter dash finals of the 6th ASEAN Schools Games on Wednesday (December 3, 2014) at the Marikina Sports Complex in Marikina City. Flanking him are Brunei’s silver medalist Noor Firdaus Ar-Rasyid Bin Hj Md Idris (#106, second from right) and bronze medalist Natthawut Chuchuai of Thailand (#070, 4th from right), with a time of 21.94 seconds and 21.96 seconds, respectively. (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)LAM/jme

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