The video is part of a barrage of bogus and harmful medical posts on social media platforms where Filipinos rank among the world's heaviest users. The majority appear as free posts or paid advertisements on Facebook, the most popular social media site among the 76 million internet users in the Philippines. The World Health Organization told AFP that "inappropriate promotion and advertisements" for unregistered medical products had long been a global problem and the pandemic may have made it worse. Ocampo said Facebook posts selling an unregistered eye drop brand that had used images of real doctors and the academy's name. Some of the viral medical posts AFP has debunked on Facebook were paid advertisements.
March 16, 2023 06:09 UTC
Man held for stealing P.8 million ventilatorMANILA, Philippines — A 27-year-old man was apprehended on Tuesday after he allegedly stole a ventilator or life support machine worth P800,000 from a hospital in Barangay New Era, Quezon City, which he sold online for P55,000. Paulo Miguel Sumbad, who works as a respiratory therapist for the hospital’s third party equipment provider, was taken into police custody. Probers said a company representative discovered that the ventilator was missing during an inventory. Security personnel of the hospital said Sumbad was recorded on closed-circuit television footage stealing the ventilator. Police said the suspect admitted that he sold the equipment online for P55,000 to an anonymous buyer.
March 16, 2023 04:09 UTC
The fare increase requested by bus companies, which could lead to a rise of up to 50 percent on some routes, was met with strong criticism from most passengers. A passenger named Tsui stated that a 50 percent increase in airport bus route services is too high. Lawmakers said that the Citybus and New World First Bus, generally looking for a HK$2 fare increase, is unreasonable. He hopes the Executive Council would prevent the fare proposal from going through as the general public would not accept it. The government states that they will carefully examine the proposal with the bus company's interest and the general public's ability to adjust or reject the proposal if the fare increase is too high.
March 14, 2023 22:51 UTC
Amina Mariam Bokhary, the niece of the Court of Final Appeal's non-permanent judge Kemal Bokhary, was charged with two additional counts of criminal damage and one count of theft, along with two charges she initially faced. The prosecution added two more counts of criminal damage and one count of theft against Amina this morning to the case. She denied all the charges, and the case will be rescheduled to May 17 for another hearing. However, the judge rejected both requests and stated that she must adhere to the original condition to be out on bail. Hearing that her request for adjustment was denied, Amina was heard using foul language to curse in the courtroom and banging on the court door as she left.
March 14, 2023 13:51 UTC
A 25-year-old man was charged with bribing a nurse with HK$1,000 to get a Covid-19 vaccination record without getting inoculated. Cheung Chin-hang, the former community health practitioner of a District Health Centre under the Health Bureau, faced a count of offering an advantage to an agent as he provided money to the nurse for a false vaccine record last September in Osman Ramju Sadick Memorial Sports Centre. According to ICAC, the defendant was required to get vaccinated or possess a valid medical exemption certificate to enter his workplace in the District Health Centre, which led to his attempt to get the false record by bribery. The nurse declined when the defendant provided the offer and reported the matter to Quality HealthCare Medical Services Limited, the operator of the Community Vaccination Centre at the sports centre. The defendant was released on bail pending his appearance at the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday.
March 13, 2023 22:38 UTC
It was the hottest kiss a young man has ever experienced, and it's one he doesn't want repeated. The occasion was a birthday party for the young man or perhaps for his girlfriend. Whichever, candles on a birthday cake had been lit when the pair came together in a kiss while they were holding the cake. That involved the young man lowering his head, which was when the flames of love spread from the candles to his hair. A clip of the birthday burn made it to Facebook and set off remarks like "the couple turned themselves into a birthday cake," which would have been in bad taste if the young man had suffered a bad burn.
March 13, 2023 07:16 UTC
MANILA, Philippines —A tech govt has proposed the usage of blockchain expertise within the canvassing of votes for the subsequent automated polls, promising a safer, clear and “tamper-proof” electoral course of. If there’s an try to change a sure vote throughout transmission, Soliman defined, will probably be “algorithmically” flagged by “third occasion validators” within the blockchain community. “Greater than the expertise, the integrity, credibility and transparency of the elections ought to all the time be assured,” he added. As soon as the block is full of information, it’s chained onto the earlier block, which makes the info chained collectively,” it mentioned. The ballot physique chief has additionally raised the potential of utilizing different applied sciences, such because the direct recording digital system that makes use of a touchscreen system to solid votes, in future elections.
March 12, 2023 00:13 UTC
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who says his aim is to balance out branches of government, wields a parliamentary majority along with his religious-nationalist coalition allies. “It’s not a judicial reform. The protests were mostly peaceful, though Reuters witnessed some injuries and arrests among protesters when police moved in against attempts to block traffic. Netanyahu, who returned to office for a sixth term in late December, says the demonstrations are aimed at toppling him. “I am here to protest against the reform in the law, and to protest our prime minister, who we call ‘Crime Minister’,” said demonstrator Miri Lahat, 63.
March 11, 2023 23:55 UTC
LEGAZPI CITY — Four street-level drug peddlers were arrested in separate operations on Friday in Camarines Sur. Colonel Julius Caesar Domingo, Camarines Sur police chief, said in a report Saturday, March 11, that Harold Ramos, 44, was arrested around 8 p.m. in Barangay Sta. In Calabanga town, Carl Wynne Arcilla, 28, was also arrested at 9:15 a.m. in Barangay Sta. Domingo said three sachets of shabu worth P2,000 were recovered from Celestial. ADVERTISEMENTRELATED STORIESP6.8 million worth of shabu seized in Camarines SurP68,000 shabu seized in Camarines Sur buy-bust | Inquirer NewslzbYour subscription could not be saved.
March 11, 2023 15:51 UTC
ROME — The Italian coastguard launched multiple rescue operations on Friday to save hundreds of migrants packed aboard several boats off the toe of Italy, less than two weeks after at least 73 drowned in a shipwreck. “More than 1,000 people are in danger,” the coastguard said in a statement. ADVERTISEMENTThe president of the southern Calabria region, Roberto Occhiuto, said a total of around 1,300 migrants were aboard boats which the European Union’s border force Frontex had warned could run into problems. Three coastguard boats were trying to offload around 500 migrants packed on a vessel 70 miles (110 km) south of the Calabrian town of Crotone – close to the scene of the February 26 disaster. “The rescue operations … are particularly complex due to the large number of people on board the boats adrift,” the coastguard said.
March 11, 2023 08:03 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — Two INQUIRER.net stories were chosen as finalists in the 2023 Lasallian Scholarum Awards. “Sinking Island” (titled “Living in a sinking island”), written by INQUIRER.net news anchor Neil Arwin Mercado, tells the case of Batasan Island in Bohol province, which is feared to be slowly being swallowed by the sea amid the worsening climate change. The short documentary also looks at residents’ stories and their battle for the island they call home. It also looks at the local government’s actions in response to the rising sea waters that are threatening the island and its residents. Subscribe to our daily newsletter SIGN ME UPRead Next
March 10, 2023 23:58 UTC
This philosophy of wage setting was the result of foreign advice on the minimum wage in 1951. Most countries in East Asia whose success in economic development has been historically astounding – starting with Japan, South Korea, Taiwan – emphasized investment policies and resisted minimum wage legislation. More recent success stories of development like Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam have adopted minimum wages, but their minimum wage levels have been much lower than the Philippine minimum wage in dollar equivalents. Wage-setting in situations where no government mandated minimum levels are interfering are based on productivity of labor. (See: Crossroads, “Making labor policies modern and flexible,” PhilStar, April 14, 2021 and May 12, 2021).
March 07, 2023 23:37 UTC
Flat-screen TV viewers can enjoy their favorite Kapuso programs in a wider scope in terms of what can be seen on screen. Kapuso abroad can have the same viewing experience via GMA international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV. Mr. DIY PVC Warning Tape may be used to mark off floors, aisles, and other potentially hazardous areas in the home. Repair pipes with Mr. DIY PVC Pipe Glue or any damaged objects with Mr. DIY Super Glue which can bond metal, plastic, wood, ceramics, leather, rubber, or glass in seconds. Protect hands while completing the task with Mr. DIY Gloves which come in a variety of materials such as nylon, latex, and polyester.
March 07, 2023 22:04 UTC
Beauty picks for a cool summerSummer means vacation, traveling to new destinations, and trying to stay and look cool despite the sizzling heat. You can apply to be a Beauty Addict member with any purchase on this day. For you to get the most out of the event we’ve curated the must-haves from the participapting brands so you can have a cool, cool summer. Rustan’s Beauty Addict members will receive a complimentary handmade Ethnique Aurora Tote Bag for a minimum purchase of P30,000 from March 1 to April 30. To get the latest updates on all your favorite beauty brands, events, special offers, and announcements, join the Rustan's The Beauty Source Viber Community at bit.ly/RTBSonViber.
March 07, 2023 20:26 UTC
DETROIT: Damian Lillard had 31 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, securing his second triple-double of the season before the end of the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Detroit Pistons 110-104 on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). The dynamic guard scored 16 points in the first quarter to give the Trail Blazers a 31-18 lead, and they had little trouble keeping a comfortable margin against a banged-up and slumping team for most of the night. Cam Reddish had 13 points, Trendon Watford scored 12 and Drew Eubanks added 10 points for the Trail Blazers, who have won two straight for the first time in a month to strengthen their hopes of rallying into the playoffs. Isaiah Livers scored 17 for the Pistons, who have lost a season-high eight straight games. The Pistons were without injured starters Bojan Bogdanovic, Isaiah Stewart and rookie center Jalen Duran, along with key reserve Killian Hayes.
March 07, 2023 15:19 UTC