DA exec cites role of hog industry in ensuring food security

Posted by watchmen
April 22, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. has lauded pork producers from across the country for their resilience and dedication as he highlighted the critical role of collaboration in achieving food security. Addressing participants of the 30th Hog Convention and Trade Exhibits that opened last April 18 at the Iloilo Convention Center, Laurel said the …

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DOH calls for whole-of-society approach vs. pertussis

Posted by watchmen
April 22, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  Being at the frontline in the fight against Pertussis or “whooping cough,” the Department of Health in Western Visayas (DOH-6) enjoined the support of all stakeholders to halt the further spread of the infection and the looming outbreak of the disease in the region. At a press conference, National Immunization Program Regional Coordinator Dr. Jose …

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Ex-NPA members surrender to reunite with families

Posted by watchmen
April 22, 2024
Posted in News

  Three members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in southern Negros Oriental have surrendered to authorities to be reunited with their families. One of the rebels has an infanticipating wife while another is a new father. Both wives were also former NPA members, 1Lt. Bernadith Campeon, acting civil-military operations chief …

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Sangalang steers Magnolia over Rain or Shine in PBA

Posted by watchmen
April 22, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Ian Sangalang recovered from a subpar showing to steer the Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots to a 108-102 win over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Tiaong Convention Center in Quezon province on Saturday night, April 20. Sangalang, who was held to five points …

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Timberwolves wallop Suns behind Anthony Edwards’ 33

Posted by watchmen
April 22, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

  Anthony Edwards shook off first-half foul trouble to score a game-high 33 points as the host Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Phoenix Suns, 120-95, in Game 1 of a Western Conference first-round playoff series yesterday (Philippine time). With 3:18 left until intermission, Edwards was forced to go to the bench after picking up his third …

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Wanted, real senators!

Posted by watchmen
April 20, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

  By Herman M. Lagon We stand at a crossroads in the 2025 senatorial elections, influenced by the appeal of celebrities and the pressing need for efficient leadership. The names that have been popular in recent polls are more easily recognized in the entertainment industry than in legislative discussions and policymaking. This tendency highlights a …

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Tongue scraping

Posted by watchmen
April 20, 2024

  By Joseph Lim Brushing or scraping the tongue helps rid bacteria in the mouth. As in many things in life, there is a downside to the beneficial effects of tongue scraping. And it has something to do with bacteria in the oral microbiome. The microbiome is a “community” of microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, benign viruses, …

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