Not only in slum areas but also in this remote village of Ambalgan; malnutrition has taken its toll. Lack of food at home has affected children’s attendance and performance in school. Ambalgan Elementary School’s record revealed thatabout 10% of its 706 students are considered wasted and severely wasted in nutritional status. Ambalgan’s families are mostly […]

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SnL: A safer, faster and more effective way to lose weight

Being overweight often leads to other health ailments and complications. Poor diet, lack of exercise and stress contribute weight gain. If left unchecked, carrying excess weight and obesity can easily cause more dangerous health problems like hypertension, diabetes, gout, heart problems, sleep disorders etc. Today’s fast-paced lifestyle often leaves very little or no time at […]

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By Henrylito D. Tacio Forty-five-year-old Paul was having fun in a party organized by his friend in Lanang, a few kilometers away from the Davao International Airport. Due to the request of one of the visitors, he sang his favorite song, “My Way.” At 10 p.m., he bade goodbye and drove all the way to […]

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Don’t let Diabetes take over. Fight back with 9 powerful herbs

The burden of diabetes is increasing all over the world, particularly in the Philippines. And although it is not an infectious disease, it seems to be spreading like one. The causes are complex, but are in large part due to obesity, lack of physical activity and weight gain. Studies show that a large proportion of […]

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By Henrylito D. Tacio There’s money in halal foods. And the Philippines has yet to cash in on the potential export market niche. But some issues and concerns have to addressed first before the country can join multi-million industry offered by the halal food market. This came out in a survey conducted by N.D. Naanep […]

Seafarers to tackle on HIV/AIDS in 1st Int’l convention

THE Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are among the major problems plaguing Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) including seamen today. A recent report by the Department of Health said 178 cases have been recorded for the month of June this year – a 63 percent increase considered to be the highest […]

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By Henrylito D. Tacio (The author is a recipient of the Journalist of the Year from the Rotary Club of Manila in 19999. Also in the same year, he was elevated to the Hall of Fame in science reporting by the Philippine Press Institute. He is the only journalist from Mindanao who writes for the […]

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