US plans on how to distribute swine flu vaccine

The New York Times has a story on how government is planning to distribute vaccine for the Influenza AH1N1.

Buti pa sa Amerika, nagpa-plano na sila kung paano, kanino at kailan ibibigay ang vaccine laban sa swine flu, kahit wala pang dumarating. Sa atin, wala nang balita mula sa Department of Health (DOH) tungkol sa swine flu, maliban sa panaka-nakang pag-amin ng mga DOH officials na naka-base sa probinsya na sila din, mayroon nang swine flu.
Ang huli kong balita (mga dalawang linggo na ang nakalilipas), isasama na lang ang bilang ng mga nagkakasakit ng swine flu sa mga tinatamaan ng ordinary flu. Kung kailan dumarami ang nagkakasakit at namamatay sa swine flu, saka naging mas lalong mahirap kumuha ng datos ang taong bayan.


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Blog action day: No to ConAss


The Constitution, I was taught in school, is the embodiment of the will of the people, both past and future generations. It is the basic framework of our laws. It is through this that the people delegate some of their powers to the State. Continue reading

Top Arroyo aide pushes for a transition government

National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales tells FOCAP his ideas on transition government

National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales is pushing for a transition government, citing the lack of credibility of the current Commission on Elections and the likelihood that the coming elections will not only lack credibility, but will not change anything as well.

He is not calling for a transition government, Gonzales says. But he wants people to discuss it, looking at the first Edsa uprising and the changes that the revolutionary government, led by then President Corazon Aquino, managed to institute.

Gonzales discussed the idea recently, during a press briefing with the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of the Philippines. Continue reading

Two more Ah1n1 related deaths reported

The health department has recorded two more deaths connected with Ah1n1.

Dr. Yolanda Oliveros said one was a 74 year old male and the other, a seven year old girl. The first one had underlying medical conditions; the girl had asthma. Continue reading

RP A(H1N1) fatality rate at 0.06%

Although the health department has listed more than 1,800 cases of Influenza A(H1N1), only one has died so far. The fatality rate for the Philippines stands at 0.06%, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said in a congressional hearing on A(H1N1) last Monday, July 5.
Still, World Health Organizations (WHO) statistics say there were young, healthy people WITH NO UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITION who died of Influenza A(H1N1). It’s still not clear how and why, but the WHO said that in those cases, the progression of the disease was rapid and by the time they were brought for treatment they were already in a serious condition.
My notes on the congressional hearing last Monday. Continue reading

Liwanag v Yu-Songquian


FACTS: Yu-Chiocco leased a land on Calle Lemery, Tondo in 1901. The property, however, was later claimed by Leoncia Liuanag, on behalf of the estate of Yu-Chingco, who had died in China on Oct. 30 1901. Yu-Chiocco himself died in August 1902. Continue reading